Tumour boy Ashya King, 5, whose parents were thrown in Spanish jail ‘now walking and talking’

November 21, 2014 admin No comments

Ashya King was denied proton beam therapy in the UK Picture: PA

Ashya King was denied proton beam therapy in the UK Picture: CEN)

The young brain tumour sufferer whose treatment sparked a row between his parents and UK officials was back on his feet yesterday, after treatment at a specialist Czech clinic.

Although pictures from outside the hospital showed Ashya King in a wheelchair, the five-year-old is reported to have walked along a hospital corridor while his parents watched on.

Brett King, 51, and Naghmeh King, 45, were thrown into a Spanish jail after they attempted to get Ashya proton therapy not normally available in the UK.

Mr and Mrs King were thrown into a Spanish jail for three days in August after taking Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors’ consent.

They have vowed not to return to Britain.

epa04461224 Five-year-old Ashya King, who is suffering from a brain tumor, accompanied his mother Naghmeh King, leaves the Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, 24 October 2014. Ashya King finished more then one month of proton therapy treatment in Prague. In August 2014 the boy was taken by his parents from a hospital in Southampton, southern England, in an attempt to get better treatment abroad. They were arrested in Spain but were released and free to travel to the Czech Republic where he underwent treatment.  EPA/FILIP SINGER

Five-year-old Ashya King accompanied by his mother Naghmeh King (Picture: EPA)

Now, after six weeks of the treatment, Ashya is said to have improved greatly and is able to respond to questions as well as eat and drink normally.

He was due to be discharged from the hospital in Prague before flying three hours to the family’s holiday home in Malaga, Spain.

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A medic wheels five-year-old Ashya King who suffers from brain tumor after his last proton therapy session at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The Therapy Center says the treatment took place without complications and during his 30 radiation sessions Ashya "was getting better and better." It said that Ashya and his family are leaving for Spain over the weekend for his rehabilitation and a possible further treatment, including chemotherapy. (AP Photo,CTK/Roman Vondrous) SLOVAKIA OUT

A medic wheels five-year-old Ashya outside the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague (Picture: AP)

The family will meet with doctors before he begins low-toxicity chemotherapy.

Once he feels better, there is a trip to Disneyland – Paris to look forward to, organised by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Mr King told the Sunday People: ‘He was so happy. Like any other little boy, he’ll love it.’

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