Parents of Bradley Lowery announce that they are expecting their third child
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Gemma and Carl Lowery, the parents of six-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery who lost his battle with neuroblastoma in July 2017, have revealed that they are expecting their third child.
In a social media post from The Bradley Lowery Foundation, Bradley’s mum Gemma revealed that they began trying for another child in January this year while paying tribute to Bradley.
The statement said: “Now this decision didn’t come lightly, Carl and I have so much love to give, so after lots of conversations, I have some news to tell you...
“Baby Lowery number 3 on its way, we decided to start trying in January for a baby and it didn’t take long to see them two lines on the pregnancy stick.
“Bradley is going to be the best guardian angel to his little brother or sister.
"Myself, Carl and Kieran are absolutely over the moon and very excited for November to meet our prince or princess.”
Six-year-old Bradley Lowery died on July 7, 2017. His cheeky smile and never-ending cheerfulness were an inspiration to so many, with his spirit continuing to support families today.
Bradley – a keen football fan – formed a close friendship with then-Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe. The two met when Bradley acted as mascot at the Stadium of Light for his beloved Black Cats.
In the wake of Bradley’s death three years ago, his family – from Blackhall – channelled their grief into the creation of a charity in his name.
To date, the Bradley Lowery Foundation has supported poorly children who face a range of challenges in fundraising for treatment and equipment, developed a holiday home in Scarborough so families can make precious memories, and launched a support line for the parents of children with cancer – raising more than £3million in the process.
The charity’s work was inspired by Bradley’s own kindness and determination to support the other youngsters he met during his own time in hospital.