Brave Bradley tar­get of sick Twit­ter trolls

Dy­ing lad, 5, abused as new tu­mour re­vealed

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES - BY JEREMY ARM­STRONG

We are dev­as­tated, heart­bro­ken. Why does my baby never get a break? MUM GEMMA AS BRADLEY’S NEW TU­MOUR IS RE­VEALED

TERMINALLY ill foot­ball mas­cot Bradley Low­ery has been tar­geted by trolls days af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with another tu­mour.

One abuser posted a zo­diac poster show­ing the five-year-old’s face un­der the star sign for Cancer. Another showed a pic­ture of Bradley along­side that of a boy with a full head of hair to com­pare the per­for­mance of Le­ices­ter last sea­son and this. The at­tacks come amid the dev­as­tat­ing rev­e­la­tion that Bradley has de­vel­oped a new tu­mour in his spine de­spite £35,000 of an­ti­body treat­ment. The fam­ily vowed to make ev­ery mo­ment count af­ter be­ing told that his neu­rob­las­toma con­di­tion is ter­mi­nal. The Sun­der­land su­per­fan has be­come pals with Black Cats star Jermain Defoe and won £200,000 back­ing from Ever­ton. Bradley, from Black­hall, Co Durham, has been in­vited to be an Eng­land mas­cot for the World Cup qual­i­fier against Lithua­nia on March 26 – prompt­ing trolls to ask why he is get­ting “so much at­ten­tion”. A Twit­ter ac­count for Bradley posted: “We have seen a lot of trolling, it’s a shame we have to read it, as it’s not like we have enough go­ing on. #hurt­ful.” Lynn Mur­phy, of the Bradley Low­ery Foun­da­tion, said: “All we can do is to re­port th­ese peo- ple im­me­di­ately to Twit­ter to get them re­moved. “The vast ma­jor­ity of them hide be­hind false names. We just delete their posts.” The fam­ily has re­ceived fierce sup­port on­line. Many peo­ple posted threats to the Twit­ter trolls. One wrote: “It’s so sad. For ev­ery troll there are hun­dred be­hind you. X. Keep fight­ing, Bradley.” His aunt, Jade. added: “Dis­gust­ing to see! Wish peo­ple would think be­fore they post, as it’s the last thing we want.” His mum Gemma said of the new blow: “There is a new tu­mour on the bot­tom of his back. We are dev­as­tated and heart­bro­ken. Why does my baby not get a break?”

FRIENDS Bradley with Sun­der­land hero Jermain Defoe FAM­ILY Bradley with his mum Gemma and dad Carl

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