Thorin Nelson has faced a battle no child should have to.
The 10-year-old Rotorua boy was diagnosed with leukaemia in July 2013.
He spent more than three years getting treatments, was in and out of school and regularly travelled to Starship children’s hospital.
His mother, Karen Fisher, said Thorin’s treatment was “long and gruelling”.
“He finished in September 2016 but he lost his father in November 2016 in a car accident so it’s been a tough time.”
Now Thorin is in full remission and doing well. After having low energy levels, he’s now able to get back into mountain biking which he always loved.
Last week, Make-A-Wish New Zealand brought a little bit of joy to Thorin and helped him get back into mountain biking by granting his “one true wish”.
“Thorin was quite specific, he wanted a Stumpjumper bike because his dad had one,” Fisher said.
On Thursday, Thorin was gifted the Stumpjumper ST Comp Carbon 29 12-Speed mountain bike he wished for. It was presented to him by gold medalist mountain biker Sam Gaze.
Make-A-Wish New Zealand had been working with Cyclezone to make Thorin’s wish come true by sourcing the gear. Cyclezone provided the bike at a discounted price then donated a helmet, gloves and drink bladder.