Bradley Lowery: Jermain Defoe visits terminally ill youngster – BBC News

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Image caption Defoe promised to stay connected with the household after his transfer to Bournemouth

Footballer Jermain Defoe has actually checked out terminally-ill Bradley Lowery after his household exposed the six-year-old is having problem breathing.

Former Sunderland star Defoe has actually struck up a close relationship with the passionate Black Cats fan and club mascot.

Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, has neuroblastoma and is getting palliative care in the house.

Defoe, 34, made the journey to County Durham on Friday, the day after he signed up with Premier League club Bournemouth.

Bradley’s moms and dads have actually currently stated they think he has simply a brief time to live.

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Image caption Bradley has actually been Sunderland mascot a number of times with his “finest mate” Defoe

In a declaration, his mom Gemma stated: “Brad is really weak and finding breathing challenging, however he is combating it.

“Last night, his friend Jermain concerned visit him and it was so heart warming seeing how Bradley responded.

“He was so pleased and laid for ages getting cuddles. Bradley was actually unwinded with him.”

Defoe, who promised to correspond with the household after his transfer to Bournemouth, has actually explained his relation with the ill child as the “emphasize of his season”.

“Away from football the relationship I’ve handled to establish with Bradley and exactly what I’ve given his life and exactly what he’s given my own has actually been actually unique,” he stated.

“It’s simply been unfortunate to see him go through exactly what he has actually been and he’s just 6. I still feel blessed that I’m able to be in his life.”

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