A KILWINNING schoolboy battling a rare brain cancer has been given a ray of hope after doctors told him all four of his tumours have shrunk.

Wee warrior Kieran Crichton is living up to his name after getting the news he and mum Senga have been praying for since he was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma five months ago.

The 12-year-old was diagnosed with five brain tumours in February and had surgery to remove the biggest one back in March.

He is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy and following his latest rounds of tests doctors have told the family that the tumours have “shrunk incredibly” and they are hopeful the chemotherapy will eradicate the rest.

Senga, 48, told the times getting the news they have been hoping for was “emotional”.

She said: “The doctors came in and gave us his feedback. He said the part of the tumour they removed in March has not returned, however there is fluid there, but he said that can be dealt with after his chemo is finished.

“He also said the rest of the tumours have shrunk incredibly and hopefully the chemo will sort the rest out.

“I’m so happy. We still have a long road ahead but this wee guy is going to beat this. Getting that news was emotional.”

Kieran, who also has autism, is undergoing a six week course of chemotherapy at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

The brave youngster has amazed medics and his family with his determination to fight for his life.

Despite vital brain surgery leaving him unable to walk or talk, the plucky youngster has learned to speak again and is determined to beat the cancer.

Senga said: ““He is a fighter. He has been amazing. To think what he has had to go through and with his Autism. He has just amazed us all. He’s our wee warrior.”