Neuroblastoma sufferer Bradley Lowery was given a cheer at the Grand National today by 70,000 people
Brave Bradley Lowery, five, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013 and has won the hearts of the nation for the way he has dealt with the cancer.
Despite learning the day before that his final treatment had failed, the youngster was determined to enjoy his day as the guest of honour.
After being announced as the honorary 41st runner before the start of the world’s greatest steeplechase, which has a maximum field of 40 horses, he was given a rousing cheer by the crowd of 70,000 people.
His mother Gemma said: “We came down, we had fun and we made some memories. We don’t know how long it will be before the cancer wins but what we do know is that we will continue to make memories and enjoy our super hero every second of the day.”
Bradley's mother Gemma is determined to make as many memories as possible for her terminally ill son
They weren’t alone in enjoying time with him, with Steeplechase-winning rider Derek Fox pictured by fellow jockey Lizzy Butterworth with Bradley on his shoulders.
Football fan Bradley has previously been the mascot for Sunderland and England games.
Bradley attended the event the day after he discovered his final treatment had failed
The 170th running of the National was won by One For Arthur in a victory for “girl power”.
The 14-1 shot is owned by Belinda McClung and Deborah Thomson, who call themselves The Two Golf Widows and was trained by Lucinda Russell at her stables in Kinloss, Tayside.
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They won the world famous steeplechase at the racecourse in Liverpool at the first attempt. It was also the first winner trained by Russell, 60, a former threeday eventer.
Fox, 24, nearly missed the ride on One For Arthur after breaking his left wrist and right collarbone in a fall on March 9.