Bradley and Jermain's special bond
byon 03-28-2017 at 08:35 AM (109 Views)
Football supporters the world over take many forms – as do the relationships with their heroes who step onto the hallowed turf.
There is one unique bond, between a fan and a player in the north-east of England, which has transcended the sport and touched the hearts of thousands. pièces 17 de la FIFA pour une Xbox Bradley Lowery is a Sunderland fan, and his Twitter bio is straight to the point.
“I'm 5 years old and have a cancer called neuroblastoma. The doctors have said there is nothing more that can be done but we will see about that.”
Bradley was diagnosed with the condition aged just 18 months, and fought the cancer for two years before going into remission. In July last year, Bradley sadly relapsed and his family redoubled their fundraising efforts for expensive treatment abroad.
The footballing community rallied round. The brave youngster was invited to be a mascot for Sunderland’s game against Everton, and was carried onto the pitch before the game by his favourite player: Jermain Defoe. The Goodison Park outfit pledged £200,000 to his appeal, and fans from across the globe gave their best wishes to Bradley.
Sunderland – and bitter rivals Newcastle - arranged fundraisers, the Black Cats invited him to be a mascot at their home game against Chelsea – just weeks after his diagnosis was labelled terminal. He scored in the pre-match warm-up against Chelsea ‘keeper Asmir Begovic, with his effort voted ‘goal of the month’ by BBC viewers, and the organisation then invited him to be a special guest at their Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Defoe then carried Bradley out onto the pitch against Everton in their return Premier League clash in February, vendeurs légitimes des pièces de la Xbox which followed the announcement that the youngster would be a guest of honour, and mascot, for England against Lithuania in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier in Marc