Inspirational boy melts hearts with sausages poem

Jonathan He met Prince Harry but "forgot" what the royal said to him. Photo: ITV News

A six-year-old boy, who last night won an award from Prince Harry for bravely battling a life-threatening illness, has performed some of his self-penned compositions for ITV News, including a poem about sausages and a song involving monkeys.

Jonathan He, who suffers from a rare genetic condition that affects his immune system, was presented with an inspirational child award by the prince.

Jonathan taught himself to cook after months of being unable to eat anything, and told presenter Mary Nightingale that he had written a poem about sausages - one of the foods he misses most.

After performing the poem to great acclaim, the talented youngster went on give a rendition of a song about monkeys:

Asked what Harry had said to him at the awards ceremony, the youngster said he couldn't remember because he had been "too excited".

Prince Harry with Jonathan He, six. Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

The six-year-old has a condition called x-linked CGD, which has led to severe infections, long-term therapy and a high-risk blood transplant. He also has congenital glaucoma, meaning he is partially sighted.

Jonathan was picked out of hundreds of nominees to win the Inspirational Child prize in the 2013 WellChild Awards.

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