De­foe’ s touch­ing birthday wishes

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

Premier League star Jermain De­foe has paid a lov­ing tribute to his “mate” Bradley Low­ery on what would have been the lit­tle boy’s sev­enth birthday.

The Sun­der­land mas­cot touched foot­ball’s heart with his brave fight against neu­rob­las­toma, a rare child­hood cancer, and the un­likely friend­ship he struck up with the Eng­land striker.

De­foe, then play­ing for Sun­der­land, reg­u­larly vis­ited Bradley af­ter be­ing struck by his bub­bly per­son­al­ity when he was mas­cot for the Black Cats.

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