The parents of Ayrshire youngster Calum Rae have shared a heartfelt message one year on from his cancer diagnosis. 

The Troon youngster was just four when he was diagnosed last year with a stage M high-risk neuroblastoma, and more than £250,000 was raised to fly him to New York for treatment. 

He will head across the pond to receive a miracle vaccine being trialled on children, which could prevent the neuroblastoma from returning.

Calum lives with his mum Victoria McDonald, who is originally from Dalry and works as a teacher at West Kilbride Primary School, and dad Andrew Rae.

The family have now shared an update on Calum's bravery, and say they are "forever proud" of their boy. 

A statement said: "One year ago today we received Calum’s official diagnosis of Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma.

"Our life as a family was thrown into a world of fear and panic, we couldn’t get past the fog of worry.

"Day-by-day Calum has been mending our hearts with his amazing strength and courage. The resilience that he and the other kiddies have is more than anyone could ever imagine.

"Our little boy has shown us what it means to be brave, to try be positive and to hold on and treasure all moments together. We are forever proud of you, Calum."