Kilwinning’s ‘wee warrior’ Kieran Crichton has amazed his family after taking two small steps unaided after the teenager survived his battle with cancer.

Proud mum Senga told of her joy as the 16-year-old shuffled the two steps in Irvine’s Rainbow House without support last week after the teenager previously had to learn how to speak and swallow again following his cancer operation.

Kieran was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, medulloblastoma, and, after the surgery to remove the largest tumour, was left unable to walk or talk.

Due to the aggressive nature of the cancer, the brave teenager underwent surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy – and in January last year was hailed cancer free.

We reported last year how Senga had talked to consultants about Kieran’s leg, which had been left at a 40-degree angle after the treatment, leaving the Kilwinning Academy pupil unable to walk.

Medics believe it may have been caused by the amount of time Kieran spent lying down, or because of posterior fossa syndrome, which can happen to people who have suffered brain tumours.

Speaking to the Times last week, Senga said: “He had the operation on his leg to straighten it, and one leg is shorter than the other now.

“It was kind of shuffling, but it is two steps after four years when he’s never walked.

“We are just trying to get him on his feet as much as we can – they did say he might not be able to walk long distances, but maybe in the house and things like that.

“The syndrome has given him a left side weakness, so his balance is never going to be great, but he just wants to be out there with everyone else.

“We had to get the operation on his leg and that was another two operations after everything else he has had – but we’re getting there.

“They [Kilwinning Academy] have been really good with him – they did lots of video lessons with him, and has a one-to-one worker to try and help him a bit.

“We’re going to be hosting the Wee Warrior ball at the Riverside Lodge on September 16 for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Calum’s Cabin.

“It will be a charity ball to support the charities that have helped Kieran.”

We reported last year that MRI scans showed Kieran was clear of his five brain tumours and that he was trying his hand at MMA fighting training with his brother Darren.