A six-year-old boy shrugged when his leg had to be amputated – naming the stump a peanut.
Jake Bond was fighting for his life when he contracted the bacterial infection streptococcus last December.
After four weeks in the hospital, his condition progressed to sepsis and his chances of survival were slim.
Despite undergoing two surgeries to save his leg, Jake had to undergo a knee amputation.
But mum Victoria, from Clitheroe, Lancs, said: “Jake told the surgeons to send his leg up to the rainbow as he wanted it to walk free.
He also wanted to be free from it and free from pain.
“Jake woke up from surgery and wanted to see his stump.
“He called it a peanut because it looked like it.
“He’s a true hero.
“His goofy sense of humor got him through it.”