Today Finley George is a little bundle of energy helping his parents train for the London Marathon.
However, life has not always been so kind to the two-year-old from Ipswich, who almost died as a baby while suffering up to 200 seizures a day.
Now his parents Sarah and Stephen George want to thank those who helped bring their son back from the brink and nurse him back to health.
Sarah, a police officer based at Hadleigh, and Stephen, a carpenter, have decided actions speak louder than words. They are preparing to run 26.2-miles through the capital to raise money for the Epilepsy Society.
Sarah said: “We just wanted to do something for those who helped us and Finley so much, as well as give something back to help others in the future.”