BATTLING Kieran Crichton returned to school this week to see his classmates - four months after being diagnosed with five brain tumours.

The 12-year-old paid a visit to Kilwinning Academy and was immediately surrounded by scores of his classmates who were delighted to see him.

The popular schoolboy giggled and smiled as his friends chatted to him about him missing months of homework and teased him about beating him on the X-Box.

The brave youngsters is currently on a break from treatment after undergoing an intensive six-week course of radiotherapy.

Kieran – who has

been dubbed Kilwinning’s “Wee Warrior” – has been fighting for his life since doctors discovered he was suffering from a rare

case of Medulloblastoma back in March.

Shortly after being diagnosed the youngster had surgery on his brain to remove the biggest tumour, but the operation left him unable to walk or speak.

But living up to his nickname wee Kieran has amazed everyone and has managed to start speaking again.

Kieran, from Corsehill, is back in Kilwinning for the time being enjoying time with his devoted family.

He will return to hospital in a few weeks for tests to see how successful the radiotherapy has been, which will determine how much chemotherapy he will need.

Despite all this the youngster was full of smiles as he chatted with his school pals and teachers who made sure he knew he was greatly missed in the classroom.

Mum Senga, 48, said she was thrilled to see him with his friends again.

She said: “It’s great seeing him surrounded by his wee pals again.

“It will give him a wee boost after everything he’s been through.

“The school have been great too.

“They have even offered to send Kieran homework up to the hospital but funnily enough he’s not too keen!”.

The Kilwinning community has rallied to help Kieran’s family deal with his illness and are hosting a number of fundraising events.

Senga says she has been touched by everyone in the community’s generosity and kindness.

If you are having a fundraising event for Kieran contact the Herald Newsdesk and we will publicise it for free.

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