KILWINNING’S Wee Warrior has come home.

Kieran Crichton finally left CLIC Sargent’s Marion House this week after eight months in Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children battling brain cancer.

The 13-year-old, was surprised at the Glasgow children’s centre by his Kilwinning Academy friends who turned up in a Limousine to pick him up. 

Kieran’s mum Senga said he was delighted with the VIP treatment.

She told the Times: “He just thought we were just going down the road ourselves then when we went outside all his wee pals were hiding behind a wall and jumped out to surprise him. He was chuffed. Then he seen the limo so that made him happy as well.

"They went down the road singing and dancing in the back having a great time. It was great to see him enjoying himself.”

Kieran 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 Kieran stunned doctors and mum Senga by starting to speak again.

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

Kieran has captured the hearts and imaginations of the whole of Kilwinning with his strength and determination and was voted by hundreds of locals to switch on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

Kieran was star of the show at Thursday night’s big event in Main Street and was cheered on by thousands of people who braved the cold to see the teenager take to the stage and light up the town.

For the full report see pages 23-25 of this week's Times.