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Spirited Mitchell can do anything after fighting cancer

FIGHTER: Mitchell Luders, 12, is the first Kid of Spirit for 2014.
FIGHTER: Mitchell Luders, 12, is the first Kid of Spirit for 2014. Brenda Strong

THE annual Kids of Spirit campaign from The Observer and McDonald's encourages the community to nominate the spirited youth they know.

Mitchell Luders is the first weekly winner for 2014.

Whether you know a child who is a talented sports person, in academia, takes pride in their community or is supportive to peers and family, we want to hear about them.

Nomination forms are available in The Observer, or you can nominate online here.

Q&A with Mitchell Luders

Name: Mitchell Luders

Age: 12

School: Star of the Sea

Favourite subject/s at school and why? Technology and everything to do with computers.

What after school activities do you do? I love to catch-up with friends and spend time outside.

How often do you have to train for your different sports? I love swimming and being in the pool as often as I can.

What's the best thing about being a kid in Gladstone? Great friends and awesome school.

Who's your role model and why? Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, and anyone who is famous for computers and technology.

What do you aspire to be when you are older? I want to do or be something that will be an inspiration to others.

What do you think has been your biggest achievement to date? I have spent a lot of time in hospital and have beaten cancer three-times, so I can pretty much do anything!

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