A BRAVE schoolboy has had his face painted on one of the famous Oor Wullie Bucket Trail sculptures.

Kieran Crichton’s image appears on the shoulder of the Oor ‘Hospital Hero’ Wullie, painted by the brave young patients and staff of Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Kieran, 14, who has been fighting for his life after being diagnosed with a rare form of Medulloblastoma in March last year, is one of the children whose faces appear on Wullie’s dungarees.

Oor Wullie’s dungaree scrubs represent the hospital heroes who go above and beyond for patients each and every day.

His rainbow pocket and colourful hair are inspired by the play programmes funded by the charity, which bring fun and laughter during the most difficult of times.

Oor Wullie is even sporting his very own plaster cast, signed in true hospital tradition by the patients who helped to paint him.

Kieran’s mum Senga, 50, said Kieran was happy to be included.

She said: “He was in hospital at the time they were making it. All the kids who were there at the time got to draw, write or paint something on the statue. Kieran’s face was painted on which was really nice.”

Kilwinning Academy pupil Kieran has continued to defy the odds in his battle against five brain tumours.

Following the devastating diagnosis Kieran underwent surgery to have the biggest tumour removed.

However the surgery left Kieran unable to walk, speak or swallow after having the tumour cut out.

Despite his challenges, the amazing teenager has amazed medics with his spirit and determination.

Following nine months of gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy Kieran and mum Senga were given the best news they could hope for –that the tumours had gone.

This month, as Kieran and his family mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, they were given more great news that his most recent MRI scan was clear and the cancer had not returned.

Mum Senga, 50, said: “It’s such a relief. Kieran was a happy boy getting the clear MRI scan. He is just amazing after all he has been through. He really is a wee warrior.”