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Pictured: Harvey Woodward, now aged 9, was born with kidney problems and had to have operations to remove part of one of his kidneys when he was a very young baby. See News Team copy NTIBILLY. A real life Billy Elliot is celebrating after he battled back from cancer and near kidney failure to become a ballet dancer.Young Harvey Woodward was diagnosed with kidney disease before he was even born - and was whisked into major surgery when he was just hours old. After a series of grueling operations doctors thought they had cured his problems, only for his parents to notice a lump on Harveyís neck. Harvey has landed a part in the famed production of The Nutcracker (Picture: SWNS)

A young boy who has been battling disease since the day he was born has achieved his dream of becoming part of the part of the National Youth Ballet.

Nine-year-old Harvey Woodward was diagnosed with kidney disease before he was even born, and had to have major surgery on the day of his birth.

At age four, just as doctors thought they had cured his kidney problems, Harvey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a potentially fatal blood cancer, and had to begin a course of chemotherapy.

Pictured: Harvey Woodward, now aged 9, during his time in The Queens medical centre in Nottingham hospital having chemotherapy. See News Team copy NTIBILLY. A real life Billy Elliot is celebrating after he battled back from cancer and near kidney failure to become a ballet dancer.Young Harvey Woodward was diagnosed with kidney disease before he was even born - and was whisked into major surgery when he was just hours old. After a series of grueling operations doctors thought they had cured his problems, only for his parents to notice a lump on Harveyís neck. Harvey was diagnosed with kidney disease before he was even born (Picture: SWNS)

Despite his health complications Harvey has never given up on his lifelong dream of becoming a dancer, even asking his mother for new ballet shoes moments before going into one of his many operations.

Harvey recently auditioned for a part in the tradition Christmas…

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