I hope all is well with you. I wanted to spend some time today sharing with you a story about a very special little man.
The little boy in the picture is called Bradley Lowey and he’s just 5 years old. Bradley suffers from a condition called neuroblastoma, which is a form of cancer. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of specialised nerve cells called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. Unfortunately, Bradley’s situation is terminal and he his parents have been provided with three options, which all have the same devastating outcome in the end. At this point, this young soldier is playing for time – not for a cure and such a tragic situation should never befall someone so small and innocent. It should never befall anyone in fact but you know…even I kicked it tomorrow, I could say I got 30+ years. Honestly, I have no words.
Bradley is a massive Sunderland Football Club Fan, a team in the North East of England. So imagine his delight when his parents receive a phone call from Sunderland football club asking him to be a mascot against Chelsea FC at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Little Bradley got a chance to meet all the Sunderland players, including Sunderland Captain Jermaine Defoe as well as all of the Chelsea team. It was a nice touch. And while, granted, there is nothing that anyone can do to ease the pain and suffering of Bradley and his family, it was good to see that these sports stars and their clubs who are often maligned for being flashy, arrogant and generally terrible people as human beings. Most importantly of all, it’s good to see that people are making every effort to ensure that this little boy gets all the special memories that he can because he’s a little fighter and it’s the least he deserves.
You can see the full video of his day here:
If you’re interested in finding out more if you have a few pennies to spare, do take the time to check out his website. https://bradleylowerysfight.org.uk
My heart goes out to his family, friends and most important of all, Bradley. I hope that you have a special Christmas together and have all the happiness in the world.