Ashya King on the road to recovery

Naveed King

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Ashya King was seen this week with his family in Marbella, Spain, looking better than ever.

Despite having a scar on his head due to undergoing brain surgery, Ashya looked completely different to the critically-ill little boy who was wheeled into hospital on a stretcher in early September.

An international manhunt took place in August for Ashya after his parents took him from Southampton General Hospital after they disagreed with the NHS treatment offered to him.

His parents believed that the treatment would leave him deaf and blind with little quality of life. Therefore, they opted for Ashya to undergo proton therapy, which they had researched thoroughly, but which was refused by the NHS.

They were subsequently arrested for fleeing to Spain, in the hope of selling their holiday home to fund the treatment they were eager for Ashya to have. But a change of events occurred and after they were released, young Ashya was able to undergo proton therapy in Prague, courtesy of the NHS.

He spent six weeks in Prague and underwent 30 rounds of treatment, which his parents are hoping will prove be a life-saving decision.

He was seen this week looking a lot healthier, enjoying some time playing with his family in Marbella. He was driving a remote control car around with his older brother Naveed, who has been documenting his little brother’s recovery.

Naveed also released a touching YouTube video of young Ashya and his family enjoying a day out at the park.

The family are planning to reside in Spain to continue with Ashya’s treatment at Marbella High Care Hospital, as Mr King told Sky News that they “do not feel 100 per cent safe” going back to the UK just yet.

The video below is a documentation of Ashya’s progress, visit his brother Naveed’s YouTube account to see some more videos of Ashya


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