Neil Shanahan was just two years old when he wandered into a lift up to the sixth floor of the Strand Hotel in Limerick, climbed out onto a balcony and fell.
The youngster miraculously survived the six-storey fall after landing on a table on the seated terrace of the hotel.
And now, just five months after his ordeal, little Neil will be switching on Limerick's Christmas Lights this Sunday.
“Neil’s miraculous recovery is one of the great stories of the year and he is a real beacon of hope for all to latch onto, not least at Christmas," the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O'Hanlon said according to Breaking News.
Highlighting the county's economic progress, he continued: “Limerick has had a great year in terms of economic progress and we have a lot to celebrate."
The festivities will start at 4:30pm on Sunday, 20th November and Neil will be turning the lights on at 6pm. Soprano singer Sinéad O'Brien, Unity Gospel Choir and Jason Hennessey will be there to entertain the crowd.