Brave Sunderland Fan dies after Long Battle with Cancer
The 6-year old Sunderland FC of England fan Bradley Lowery who had been battling with a rare type of cancer – Neuroblastoma (nerve tissue) has passed on. His family confirmed the news today. In a post put up on the Facebook page set up for him “Bradley Lowery’s fight against Neuroblastoma“, they wrote:
My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family. He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where. There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.
Bradley had touched football fans all over the world after repeatedly appearing as a mascot for Sunderland during the 2016/2017 season, always with a cheerful disposition and forging a close bond with Sunderland striker and his personal hero, Jermain Defoe.
Our thoughts are with his family at this trying time.
In a statement Sunderland FC extended its “‘love and support” to Bradley’s family.
It said: “He had a special relationship with Jermain Defoe and their feelings for each other were evident for all to see. Jermain, naturally, is heartbroken.”
Bradley underwent treatment and was in remission, but relapsed last year.
Well-wishers raised more than £700,000 in 2016 to pay for him to be given antibody treatment in New York, but medics then found his cancer had grown and his family was informed his illness was terminal.
In December, Bradley’s parents Gemma and Carl, from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, were told he only had “months to live”.
Four months later they were told the latest and final round of his treatment had failed.
He underwent “tumour-shrinking treatment” at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary but the cancer continued to spread.
On 24 May, Mrs Lowery said Bradley had left hospital to start palliative care at home, adding more tumours had been found and further radiotherapy was planned.
Then, on 28 June the family wrote on Facebook: “Bradley is deteriorating fast, his temperature is going very high his breathing very fast his oxygen levels low.
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