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Tonight we pray for Bradley Lowery as he is ‘no longer responsive’.

Jermain Defoe has once again shown his loving relationship with his best mate Bradley Lowery ‘He will continue to support Bradley and his family’ Showing the true human side of a footballer. They have developed a very special relationship.

Sadly and with a heavy heart we write that Bradley’s is ‘no longer responsive’ being within a community so close to Bradley we can truly say the whole community here are heartbroken with the announcement.

Sadly Bradley fought cancer twice and he has not only captured the hearts of this community but everyone within the UK and across the world who has followed the news and updates.

The brave Bradley captured the hearts of the nation with his fight against neuroblastoma is now in the final stages of the disease. His mum, Gemma, wrote on his

His mum, Gemma, wrote on his Facebook page, Bradley Lowery’s fight against neuroblastoma, this evening: “Bradley has had a settled day, he is no longer responsive but we know he is listening to everything we say.

“He is fighting so hard it’s heartbreaking for us to watch. “When the time comes there will be”

Jermain Defoe broke down in tears as he talked about their ‘special relationship’ at his unveiling as a Bournemouth player. Saying “It has been hard, because I’ve just kept this in for so long.

“I’ve been trying to be strong for my family and his family. “I don’t really know how to put it in words how I really feel, because it has been a special time having that relationship with Brad.”

Jermain says he and his family will continue to support Bradley’s family moving forward.

“From that first moment I met him, I just couldn’t believe that he was actually the young kid that was ill. “He ran over to me, and there was an instant connection.

“I knew he was going to be mascot, but I hadn’t seen a picture of him, so I didn’t really know him. “He just ran over to me, so I thought ‘OK, this must be little Brad’.

“He had great energy in the changing room and a great character.”

Our thoughts are with Bradley Lowery and his family.

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