Mother asks for well-wishers to pray as brave Bradley Lowery, five, undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

The mother of Bradley Lowery has asked well-wishers to pray as he undergoes gruelling cancer treatment.

Bradley, five, from Blackhall in Country Durham, is enduring the painful side effects of therapy as he battles neuroblastoma.

His mother Gemma has taken to Facebook to ask people to keep her courageous youngster in their thoughts and shared an insight into his distressing experience.

Bradley Lowery, five, from Blackhall in Country Durham, is enduring the painful side effects of treatment as he battles neuroblastoma

Bradley Lowery, five, from Blackhall in Country Durham, is enduring the painful side effects of treatment as he battles neuroblastoma

She wrote: ‘ It has been tough going since the antibody went up yesterday. Bradley has suffered from extreme pain and we have struggled to get it under control.

‘He had a really bad night so he didn’t get much sleep.

‘Today has been slightly better however the pain still comes and goes. We expected this as it is one of the side effects from the treatment however watching my brave boy scream in pain is horrendous and nothing could prepare me for it.

‘Please pray for our superstar that the pain stops and he gets that beautiful smile back.’

Bradley was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and last year more than £700,000 was raised for him to receive special treatment in the US.

The football world has rallied around the youngster, leading to him meeting a host of Premier League stars and walking out his beloved Sunderland before a match.

Bradley's plight touched the heart of the footballing world and his beloved Sunderland FC raised £200,000 for his treatment fund 

Bradley’s plight touched the heart of the footballing world and his beloved Sunderland FC raised £200,000 for his treatment fund

Pictured, Bradley Lowery

Pictured, Bradley Lowery with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

Bradley (left) has met a host of Premier League stars, including Everton striker Romelu Lukaku right), and led out Sunderland before a match

As well as introducing him to their players and coaching staff, Sunderland also donated £200,000 to Bradley’s treatment fund.

In the build up to the festive period Bradley’s family said the youngster was keen to receive Christmas cards from football supporters around the world.

The appeal clearly hit a chord with the football community and the youngster soon had no less than 200,000 cards arriving on his doorstep.

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