AT THE age of just four, brave Kasabian Newton-Smith has already stared death in the face.
But he has proved doctors - who, at one stage, believed he had just weeks to live because of an incredibly rare cancer - wrong.
Proud mum Kay, aged 34, said: “At one point, doctors told us we would have two weeks with Kasabian left.
“That was two years ago, so he has definitely proved them wrong.
“Now he just wants to do what every other four-year-old does. We were told he would never ride a bike, but he loves his two wheeler.”
Kasabian’s battle began in 2010, when his face started to look as though he had a stroke. Weeks later, the symptoms remained and he could not sit, stand or walk.
When Kay rushed him to hospital, doctors found he had a large brain tumour and he had to endure a 10-hour operation to remove most of it.
Kay said: “We were told the chances of him coming back walking and talking were about 10 per cent.”
Kasabian came out of theatre screaming for his mum and tests revealed a bone cancer present in his skull.
Called Ewing’s sarcoma, it is so rare only two other children in the world are known to currently have it. That was when doctors feared the worst.
Yet Kasabian fought back through extensive chemotherapy and gruelling proton therapy in the U.S.
And now - even after it was feared the cancer had returned when a scan picked up a radiation leak – he is still smiling and has now been nominated for The Star Superkids awards 2012.
Kasabian, who lives on Buchanan Street, Parson Cross, with his mum, dad Simon, 32, and four brothers and sisters, will hopefully go into remission next February.
Kay said: “He has been amazing - he is full of life.
“He smiles, he plays, we were told he wouldn’t be here to go to school but he’s due to start in September.
“I think he’d be over the moon to get an award.”