The football fraternity has taken the five-year-old to their hearts since an appeal was launched to raise funds for expensive treatment in the United States to treat neuroblastoma, the cancer he with which he was diagnosed in 2013.
Everton FC pledged £200,000 to the fund last year and he was invited to be the mascot at Goodison Park for a recent home game.
Sadly, Bradley's condition was deemed terminal late in 2016 but the family vowed to fight on in the hope that he could beat the cancer but now they were awaiting confirmation of the discovery of a new tumour at the base of his back.
"Bradley scans show that there has been a small reduction in some parts, however there is a new tumour on the bottom of his back," Bradley's mother Gemma wrote in an update to Facebook yesterday.
"As you can imagine we are devastated and heart-broken with this news as I really wanted the new treatment to work.
"We are not sure where we go from here as it will depend on his bone marrow biopsy results. He is getting this done tomorrow, but results won't be back for another week.
"Why is life so cruel? Why do we have to get bad news time after time? Why does my baby not get a break?"
The Toffees meet the Black Cats again this weekend where Bradley will once again be a mascot and he is sure to be among the thoughts and prayers of both sets of fans.
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1 Posted 23/02/2017 at 06:21:23
2 Posted 23/02/2017 at 08:41:09
3 Posted 23/02/2017 at 08:48:03
4 Posted 23/02/2017 at 08:51:04
5 Posted 23/02/2017 at 14:24:47
6 Posted 23/02/2017 at 14:41:42
7 Posted 23/02/2017 at 15:52:04
That last site has a thread specifically about us:
8 Posted 23/02/2017 at 16:37:32
9 Posted 23/02/2017 at 17:25:05
Sad thing is, once it comes back, the chances are virtually zero.
All our thoughts are with the Lowery family at this very sad time. xxxx
10 Posted 23/02/2017 at 18:14:47
On Saturday brave youngster Bradley will be at Goodison as the Sunderland mascot and he will lead both teams out on to the pitch. Whilst there is nothing tangible we can do for his health, wouldn't it be fantastic if 40,000 Blues and Mackems sang "We love you Bradley we really do!" Good luck Bradley and best wishes.
11 Posted 23/02/2017 at 18:25:41
12 Posted 23/02/2017 at 20:19:08
Pray for Bradley and his family.
13 Posted 23/02/2017 at 20:36:03
Great posts from the guys above let's give the lad a rousing reception.
14 Posted 23/02/2017 at 21:15:23
Some nice posts above; anything that can make this brave little lads day better get my vote.
I can hardly bear to read his mam's words. Absolutely choked.
15 Posted 23/02/2017 at 22:35:15
16 Posted 25/02/2017 at 19:50:37
17 Posted 26/02/2017 at 08:30:44
The son of a friend of mine committed suicide last weekend aged 15. No one knows why. Seemed to come completely out of the blue. There's no way back from things like this. I just can't imagine what they are going through.
18 Posted 26/02/2017 at 11:48:34
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