A five-year-old whose battle with a rare cancer has touched the world of football could be in line to receive new treatment.
Bradley Lowery, who got a rousing reception from England fans as he walked out as a mascot for last month�s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, has been picked to be part of a special cell trial.noticias internacionales de hoy
A message on his campaign�s Facebook site warns �it is still in the very early stages but it has shown promise in other types of cancer�.
I hope you had an amazing day @Bradleysfight. It was perfect to walk out at @wembleystadium with you... ⚽❤ #BestMates #England pic.twitter.com/mFBpy1MK02
- Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) March 26, 2017 The Sunderland fan, of Blackhall, County Durham, has neuroblastoma - a solid tumour which makes up 8% of the total number of children�s cancers in the UK but its cause remains unknown.
The message, apparently written by mother Gemma, reads: �Bradley has had a tough week with treatment and is still not too grand. He is out of hospital now and spending some time with his grandparents.
�Myself and his dad are travelling down to London today to meet with a professor at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Bradley
has been accepted on a trial down there and we need to discuss it and sign consent.Bradley with his hero Jermain Defoe. (Peter Byrne/PA)
�This trial is been funded by Cancer Research UK. It is called CAR T-cell trial. It is only phase one which means it is still in the very early stages but it has shown promise in other types of cancer.
�Bradley has scans next week to see if his current treatment is working, therefore we can not decide what�s next until we get the scan results. We are hoping and praying for good news, please keep him in your prayers.�
The youngster has struck up a friendship with England striker Jermain Defoe and other Black Cats stars who visited him in hospital when he was undergoing life-prolonging treatment.
When Bradley was being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, Defoe gave him a cuddle and the young fan fell asleep in his arms.
Just last week he cancelled a hospital visit from his �best friend� Defoe �as he didn�t want him to see him poorly�, according to a tweet.He was cheered up a couple of days later when he felt a little better and Defoe popped by.Bradley attending the Sports Personality of the Year. (Ian West/PA)
Bradley was invited to the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year show and a shot he struck in the warm-up during Sunderland�s game against Chelsea was picked as Match Of The Day�s goal of the month.