A KILWINNING schoolboy is continuing to defy the odds in his battle against five brain tumours.

Kieran Crichton was diagnosed with a rare form of Medulloblastoma in March and left unable to walk, speak or swallow after having the biggest tumour removed.

Since then the brave 13-year-old has amazed medics with his determination to fight back.

Just weeks after the major surgery Kilwinning Academy pupil Kieran stunned doctors and mum Senga by starting to speak again.

Over the summer the plucky teenager has been undergoing physiotherapy sessions in a bid to get back on his feet.

And now, just six months after his surgery Kieran, from Corsehill has managed to swallow small sips of fluid.

All of this whilst he undergoes long, gruelling and repeated rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Mum Senga, 29, told the Times her boy continues to amaze her every day.

She said: “He’s great. He has been taking wee drinks of juice.

“He even had a sip of Lucozade and he is managing to swallow some of it. He’s amazing.

“No matter what he goes through he just gets on with it.”

Over the summer Kieran has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy rounds and the family has been permanently based at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children while he received treatment.

Senga says the results of Kieran’s most recent MRI scan are due any day and will give the family an indication of how the tumours are reacting to the therapy.

She said: “The last one was positive and they had shrunk so we are hoping for more good news this time. The doctors said the results would take seven to 10 days so they should be any day now. All we can do is wait.”

If you would like to donate to Kieran’s fundraising campaign, visit uk.gofundme.com/Keiran-s-Fund