Messages of support have been pouring in for brave youngster Bradley Lowery after he was forced to cancel a visit from England player Jermain Defoe.
The poorly five-year-old, who is battling terminal neuroblastoma, was too ill to have a visit from the Sunderland play who has become his ‘best pal’.
Be brave Bradley you are a little trooper. Keep that smile shining out like the star you areCarol Howley
The Blackhall youngster was in a lot of pain and said he didn’t want Jermain to see him like that.
Well-wishers took to the Hartlepool Mail’s Facebook page to send get well messages to the little boy.
Katherine Whittingham, said: “Oh no. God bless him.”
Jean Hart, said: “Get well soon Bradley. Hugs x.”
Bev Bell, said: “Get well soon little man x.”
Tracy Holland, wrote: “Keep strong little man.”
Sheila Dignen, said: “Bless him keep fighting little man xxx.”
Terry Bayliss, said: “Hope to see you smiling soon you young courageous man xx.”
Jo Tetley, said: “Keep strong little man. Love ❤and hugs sent to you and your family.”
Pat Swinbourne, said: “Poor little lad, hope he is as well as he can be soon.”
Lynne Sanderson, said: “Big hugs little man to you and your family xx.”
Graeme Horn, said: “Seen the picture of him and Defoe in hospital, very touching chin up Bradley.”
Carol Howley, added: “Be brave Bradley you are a little trooper. Keep that smile shining out like the star you are x.”
Emma Hill, said: “Feel better soon little man xxx.”
Gillian Swanson, said: “Keep fighting little man xxx.”
Patricia Theresa Alessandra, said: “Heavenly Father please look after Bradley and make him better, Amen.”
Michelle Dalgleish, said: “When will the poor boy get a break? Get well soon champion, you’re a little fighter, big big hugs xxxx.”
And, David Pippa, wrote: “Absolutely heartbreaking...get well soon Bradley and keep fighting lil man ❤xx.”
Since returning home from his England mascot appearance at Wembley at the weekend, Bradley is back in hospital suffering from a high temperature and pain from antibody medication.
Posting on his Facebook page, Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma, mum Gemma Lowery said: “He has had a high temperature and pain in his legs and arms off the treatment.
“He even cancelled a visit from his best friend today as he didn’t want Jermain to see him like this. It broke my heart when he said that to me and his daddy.”