A brave young man has given his first television interview two months after miraculously surviving the horrific Sea World helicopter crash that tragically claimed the life of his mother.
Nicholas Tadros, 10, says he is well enough to eat McDonald’s again now that his kidneys have “woken up”.
The boy from western Sydney has been in the fight of his life after the Sea World helicopter he was in collided with another helicopter mid-air before plummeting onto a sandbar on the Gold Coast on January 2.
The tragic incident claimed four lives, including Nicholas’s mother Vanessa Tadros, 36, UK newlyweds Ron and Diane Hughes and pilot Ash Jenkinson, 40.
Nicholas has spent the last two months in hospital where he has undergone at least 30 operations, including one to amputate his right leg.
Nicholas Tadros (pictured), 10, said he was well enough to have McDonald’s now that his kidneys had “woke up” in a segment to be broadcast nationwide next week.
Nicholas said a current affair host Allison Langdon was looking forward to a McDonald’s meal as her body slowly got back on track.
The segment scheduled to air next week shows Nicholas sitting in a wheelchair high-fiving Langdon while interviewing him after his remarkable recovery.
“My kidney has woken up, yes, I’m going to Maccas for lunch,” he said.
“Dude, that’s amazing…everyone wants you to get better,” Langdon said.
“I want to get better too,” Nicholas replied.
He waved to the cameras, giving them a brave smile and a thumbs up as he thanked everyone for their overwhelming support and prayers.
‘Thank you Australia, I’m getting better now,’ he said.
During the interview, Nicholas was supported by his father, Simon, who has been at his son’s bedside every day since the devastating accident.
Mr. Tadros told Langdon that it was priceless to see his son smile and asked Nicholas if the boy would always be his right hand man.
The grieving husband shared last month about the last moment he had with his wife Vanessa and Nicholas (pictured) before the doomed plane took off.
Nicholas’s father, Simon Tadros, who has been at his son’s bedside every day since the devastating accident, held his son’s hand during the emotional interview.
Tadros revealed last month that it had been a “daily struggle” grieving for his wife while at their son’s bedside in hospital, but said the least he could do was be there for Nicholas.
The grieving husband shared last month about the last moment he had with his wife Vanessa and Nicholas before the doomed plane took off.
The family had been on the Gold Coast for a well-deserved vacation.
“I just gave them a hug and a kiss and said, ‘Enjoy it… have fun,'” she recalled.
‘I’ll see you when you come back down.’
The doting father said he didn’t join the couple because of his fear of heights.
Minutes later, Mr. Tadros recalled hearing a “big bang” and could only watch in horror as the aircraft collided with another helicopter in the air.
Tadros remembered the moment when the detectives had informed him of the terrible news.
“Those were the worst words I’ve ever heard in my life,” he said.
‘I was terrified. I lost my wife. Losing my son too, that’s my whole life shattered, they’re all gone.
SeaWorld crash survivor Nicholas Tadros (pictured left with his father Simon), 10, has undergone 30 operations, including one last month amputating his right leg.
Tadros said his son was “keeping his spirits up” despite “still struggling from day to day”.
“He’s still trying to understand what really happened to him,” he said.
Mr. Tadros had previously disclosed the full extent of his son’s injuries.
“She broke almost everything, top to bottom, you know, her arms, her legs, her sternum, her hips, her thighs, her legs, her arms, her ribs, her lungs collapsing,” Tadros said.
“The only thing that I think he didn’t really break was his right arm. How he survived is a miracle.
Nicholas was on the doomed joy flight that collided with another helicopter in the air before plummeting onto a sandbar (pictured) on the Gold Coast on January 2.