At the age of seven, Calyn Hoad nearly lost his life pushing his younger brother out of the path of an oncoming 4WD and taking the hit himself.
Calyn's skull was sliced in half in the crash, and doctors didn't believe he would make it. He was found unconscious at the crash scene, and put into an induced coma, where he stayed for three weeks.
'We stayed positive and we stayed hopeful, but the medical professionals... they didn't he would come out of his coma,' father Ben Hoad told Sunday Night.
Calyn was able to go home after about four months, where he surpassed all expectations. Not expected to make it through the day of the crash, the youngster was walking and trying to talk again.
But three years later he was struck down a second time, nearly losing his life to meningitis, a deadly brain infection.iPhone transfer software
Calyn Hoad nearly lost his life at the age of seven in a heroic act to save his younger brother's life
He pushed his brother Kya out of the way of a moving car, taking the hit himself and ending up with life changing injuries
The boy's parents were just moments behind them, but not close enough to stop the devastation
Calyn's skull was sliced in two by the impact, and doctors did not expect him to make it. The front of his skull was temporarily removed in surgery because his brain was so swollen
We had three years of him hitting all the marks and him advancing so well and doing everything, and then he had a really bad infection which turned out to be meningitis,' his father Ben explained, with his mother adding they came 'pretty close' to losing their son a second time.
But Calyn persevered, and by the time his lengthy stint in hospital was over, he walked out a healthier, more developed boy than he walked in.
During his time in hospital fighting meningitis, the now-11-year-old began to sing, something his parents had not heard in years.
Doctors believed treatment for his meningitis may have