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11,000 cards make Christmas memorable

‘Immense’ response to campaign for 5-year-old cancer sufferer Bradley

A FIVE-year-old boy with terminal cancer has been sent more than 11,000 Christmas cards from around the world after an Everton fan started a festive campaign.

The BBC reported last week (December 13) that little Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who lives near Hartlepool, had been free of cancer for two years following chemotherapy, but the neuroblastoma returned in June.
More than £700,000 has now been raised for him to go to New York for antibody treatment, with Everton pledging £200,000 after Bradley was a mascot for his favourite team in their Premier League clash in September.
A Toffees fan then started the Christmas appeal with cards being received from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, and a campaigner from the Facebook page set up to help Bradley told the BBC: “The response has been immense and we can’t thank everyone enough for your kind words.
“We look forward to reading your kind words with Brad and the gifts and money he has received is fantastic.
“We want to say a huge thank you to you all for helping make Bradley's Christmas the most memorable ever.”
At the beginning of December Bradley’s mum Gemma revealed to the BBC that having reached their £700,000 target they have discovered the cancer has grown so the treatment would now only give him more time.

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