Messages of love for brave battler Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe earlier this season.
Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe earlier this season.

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 are

Carol 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.”