Ashya King returns to school

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BRAIN cancer survivor Ashya King will go back to school today January 4 full-time according to his father Brett.

The six-year-old British boy has had an excellent recovery from pioneering proton beam therapy in the Czech Republic. 

His father told Good Morning Britain that “There are still a few issues – he is wobbly on his legs and his speech is a bit strained, but he is a fighter; he does not give up and he is prepared to try anything.”

Ashya’s parents Brett and Nagmeh hit the headlines in August 2014 when they took the boy from Southampton general hospital without the consent of doctors, sparking a massive international manhunt in the process.

The family were tracked to a hostel in Axarquia just a few days later, with apparent plans to sell their Spanish holiday home in order to fund treatment for Ashya which had been refused by the NHS.

Ashya was taken to a Malaga hospital while his parents attended an extradition hearing in Madrid, a change of circumstances, however, meant that Ashya was able to go to Prague for treatment with the NHS agreeing to cover the costs. 

His family have defended their actions as the best way to secure their son’s long-term health, while the NHS is now looking to bring proton beam therapy to UK citizens in Britain. 

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