WA boxing champion Danny Green recognises a fighter when he sees one and little Saba Button is a true battler.
Born perfectly healthy, Saba now has cerebral palsy, severe spastic quadriplegia and epilepsy from a severe reaction to an influenza vaccine in 2010.
She was rushed to hospital with febrile convulsions and doctors did not think she would live.
Three years on, Saba continues to defy the odds and surprise her parents Mick and Kirsten Button.
"It just blows us away how much of a fighter she is," Mr Button said. "Every day she punches above her weight and pushes on."
Since Saba became ill, the Buttons have been working to get the money needed to care for her constantly.
Next month, with Green's help, the family will launch the Saba Rose Button Foundation to raise funds for the therapy, equipment and care their daughter will need.
Green said the family's resilience in the face of such adversity was inspirational.
"Saba's will to survive against everything she was up against is admirable," he said.
"She is a special little girl. The whole family though, their patience, devotion and pure love - it is incredible."
The foundation will hold a black-tie ball at Crown Perth on October 26 to raise money for Saba and eventually for other families who may need similar help.Visit www.sababutton.org to donate.