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The parents of brave Bradley Lowery have revealed he only has weeks to live
Gemma and Carl Lowery were given the devastating news after six-year-old Bradley had a chest X-Ray last week which showed that his tumours had grown significantly.
The Sunderland supporter has moved football fans all over the world and has become friends with England striker Jermaine Defoe.
Defoe carried the terminally ill youngster in his arms as he led out the team for their last home game of last season against Swansea City.
Bradley, from Blackhall, County Durham, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 18 months but last July the rare form of cancer returned and his family launched a fundraising campaign to send him abroad for specialist treatment not available in the UK.
However, on the Facebook page she uses to update his many thousands of well-wishers around the world, Gemma, 33, revealed yesterday that her son is now gravely ill.
The Sunderland supporter has since become friends with Jermaine Lefoe
Apologising for a lack of updates, she said she “needed some time to digest some information” before adding: “Bradley’s consultant checked him over and sent him for a chest X-Ray. The results were devastating, all of Bradley’s tumours have grown really fast.
My heart is broken in two, it is too soon for this to happen
“I was told Bradley has now only got weeks to live because of how rapid the cancer is spreading. Yes, I knew this was coming but I thought it was going to be months not weeks.
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Bradley, from Blackhall, County Durham, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 18 months
“My heart is broken in two, it is too soon for this to happen, it should never be happening to start with.
“My baby has had to put up with so much over the past four years and now he has to suffer a painful death. How is that fair? Why should any parent have to be put through this heartache?”