A brave Falkirk boy joined 21 UK children at a London celebrity party which was ‘Strictly’ for little stars.
Five-year-old Beau Miller, who was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was two, enjoyed his first plane trip on Friday to get to a bash held to salute the courage of youngsters coping with cancer.
The Little Star Awards party, held by Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx in Kensington, introduced special children to TV stars like CBBC’s Mister Maker and Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff.
Dad Ross who travelled with Beau along with mum Emma Lindsay and baby sister Coco said: “It was brilliant.
“Beau loved it. It was really nice for us to get a few nights away and go to a party.
“I was so proud of Beau who got a medal for courage.
“He’s the bravest person I know.”
The family’s life was turned upside down in 2011 when Beau was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
After tripping on the stairs, the family noticed the tot was having trouble recovering and walking.
After weeks of not knowing, the family went for help.
Ross said: “We went to the hospital and said ‘there’s something wrong with our little boy, and we’re not leaving here until we find out’.
“We never, ever thought it would be leukaemia.”
After treatment at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Yorkhill, Beau started a three-year cycle of chemotheraphy and treatment which is due to end at the end of the year.
But despite a long, tough battle, Beau is looking forward to another adventure – starting school in August!