By Alex Dowdalls

Michelle Keir beams with pride when she talks about her son Cameron’s courageous battle to overcome serious illness.

She admits that being told he was suffering from an inoperable brain tumour a decade ago was a devastating blow.

However, like the rest of the family, she never gave up hope.

Michelle, 53, said: “I remember having to be really strong and positive when we were told it was inoperable. Our faith pulled us through.

“He went for regular scans for the next five years until the surgeon told us there had been nothing further.

“It was a feeling of pure elation.

“Cameron still suffers from fatigue but he was always determined to beat his illness.

“He is just such a happy young man, very caring and loves life and other people.

“We are all so very proud of him and what he has achieved.”

One of Cameron’s goals on turning 17 was to obtain his driving licence – an ambition he successfully realised.

Michelle, of Double Hedges Road, Neilston, said: “He wasn’t a ‘natural’ but, after hard work and practise, he passed his driving test.”

For the next 18 months, Cameron will be separated from his family, having jetted off to Spain last summer to begin two years of missionary work.

His triplet brothers Ewan and Jared are also currently volunteering as missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in France and Germany respectively.

They left Scotland in July last year to start their missionary work, which is being funded by their family, who attend services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenburn, Paisley, each Sunday.

As well as the triplets, Michelle and husband Andrew have two other sons – Frazer, 23, and 16-year-old Arran.

Michelle said: “Cameron, Ewan and Jared decided to postpone further education, preferring to apply to be missionaries for two years.”