The heartbroken family of Bradley Lowery has announced on social media that her son’s cancer has worsened.
The five-year-old from Blackhall, Country Durham, was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma four years ago and went into remission last year.
Since then his story has grown.
A post on the Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma Facebook page said: “Bradley has been experiencing a lot of pain over the past few weeks with his legs”.
His family initially thought it was because of the youngster playing a lot.
However, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan at a hospital confirmed that his illness is rapidly progressing.
A consultant at the hospital is trying to organise a radiotherapy that would allow Bradley to visit America.
The post on the page continued: “This is not good news for us and things are moving too fast”.
Lynn Murphy, a family friend of the Lowery family told SR News exclusively: “He is struggling to walk and isn’t getting much sleep. This is a trying time and we are all devastated at how quick this is happening. We just hope that we can get the pain under control”.