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Young Sea World Tragedy Survivor Achieves Major Goal

One of the young survivors of the Sea World helicopter disaster has gone on to achieve his goal only months after recovering from critical injuries. 

Nicky Tadros was severely injured in January of 2023 when two helicopters collided over Sea World. 

Tadros’ mother Vanessa Tadros died during the incident and Nicky’s leg was amputated. 

The accident also claimed the life of British nationals Diane and Ron Hughes along with the Sea World Helicopters chief pilot Ash Jenkinson. 

Despite spending a lengthy amount of time in hospital and undergoing a five-and-a-half-hour surgery to have his leg amputated, Nicky has since achieved his black belt in karate. 

Nicky told A Current Affair that he’s been working hard to achieve his black belt for years.

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“I’ve been really trying my hardest to get this belt ever since I started karate; my goal has been to get my black belt and I finally got it,” he said. 

The achievement comes after Nicky was forced to learn to walk again with a new prosthetic leg. 

According to Nicky’s father, he has been attending karate lessons twice a week to achieve his goal. 

“All he wanted to do was get back on the floor on the dojo mat and continue that journey to get his black belt,”Mr Tadros said. 

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