Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Battler Bradley 'Doesn't Have Long' Says Mum; Youngster Cared for at Home as Illness Takes Toll

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Battler Bradley 'Doesn't Have Long' Says Mum; Youngster Cared for at Home as Illness Takes Toll

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Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21

BRAVE Bradley Lowery is now receiving palliative care at home, his family has said.

The six-year-old who captured the nation's heart has been gradually getting sicker, but now his mum, Gemma, has shared the extent of his illness with his followers on Facebook.

She said: "Bradley had a scan on Monday and it showed what we feared.

"Bradley's cancer is spreading at a very fast rate and he has now got lots of new tumours including in his lungs.

"The lump that was causing pain was originally thought to be an abscess has got bigger and they now believe it's a tumour. We are heartbroken this is happening so fast.

"Bradley is now receiving palliative care at home. He is going for radiotherapy at the end of this week and next week but this is to control the pain in the hope we get him comfortable."

In a moment of heartbreaking honesty, she told Bradley's thousands of wellwishers that she doesn't know how long her son has to live. …

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