Parents who became fugitives to save son say tumor is gone

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Parents Speak Out After Being Jailed for Taking Cancer-Stricken Son Out of Country
Brett and Naghemeh King, parents of Ashya King, speak during a press conference in Sevilla, Spain, Sept. 3, 2014.

LONDON, England -- The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

Brett King told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Monday that the recovery of his 5-year-old son, Ashya, justifies the family's decision to remove him from Southampton General Hospital to seek an innovative treatment abroad. Their decision sparked an international manhunt, and resulted in the parents being briefly jailed.

Brett King says: "We have saved his life," and would do it again if necessary. The child received proton therapy treatment in the Czech Republic.

The case touched off a sensation in Britain, with many, including Prime Minister David Cameron, moved by the parents' desperation to save their child.