THE family of battling superhero Jacob Smith have spoken of their pride after he has been given an end date for his leukaemia treatment.

Jacob, seven, has spent the last three years receiving daily chemotherapy and treatment since being diagnosed in March 2016.

Whe aged four Jacob was rushed to Alder Hey after a routine blood test and diagnosed with leukaemia, leaving parents Emma and Carl shellshocked.

However, battling Jacob, from Dentons Green, has not allowed the adversity to get the better of him and he and his family were delighted to be told his treatment can finish on August 3 this year.

"We have seen so many kids there along the way and a lot who aren't here now, so we feel really lucky," said mum Emma, 29.

"He should be OK, we've got to wait another five years to be officially classed as cancer-free.

"He has had a really good spell and this is the longest time we have not been in hospital for.

"He is catching up at school now, he'd had so much time off. He is going up in the reading groups and every day he is coming home with a certificate. I'm really proud of him."

The Queens Park Primary School pupil is now looking forward to a specially organised trip to Disneyland later this year, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Emma added: "We are waiting on dates to go to Disneyland, he got the trip from Make-A-Wish and we can't wait for that.

"One thing he's asking about is getting his central line out so he can go swimming. That's all he's bothered about it is something so normal that he can't do.

"He has got thousands of beads, each bead stands for something that he has had done, for steroids and each chemotherapy.

"He has got two bags full, you realise how much he has been through. He has had chemo every day more just over three years.

"I don't think people realise leukaemia patients have so much."