A Langwarrin teenager whose life support machine was nearly turned off has bounced back to tell the world of his miraculous recovery.
Tom O'Brien was 12-years-old when he was hit by a car while riding a scooter outside his home four years ago.
His brain injuries were so severe, his parents were given the option to switch off his life support machine.
But for Paul and Gayle O'Brien, ending feisty Tom's life was unthinkable.
"I just thank my mum and dad that the didn't let them turn off the machines," Tom said.
Tom refuses to be a victim of his own fate. He has fought his way back to be able to eat, talk, walk and participate in school.
He has even written a book documenting his experiences.
Take a look at Tom's incredible fightback by clicking on the link