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Terminally Ill Sunderland Fan Bradley Lowery Receives 28,000 Cards on One Day

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterDecember 16, 2016

Five-year-old Sunderland fan and cancer patient Bradley Lowery warms up on the pitch with the Sunderland players ahead of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Chelsea at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on December 14, 2016. / AFP / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Five-year-old Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery has already been in the news once this week, after leading out his beloved Black Cats before their defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday.

But that may not have even been the highlight of his week, as just a day later the youngster received 28,000 Christmas cards and 75 parcels in the post.

The avalanche of mail was the result of a campaign started by an Everton fan recently with the aim of encouraging as many people as possible to send their support for Bradley, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013.

Can you all please retweet this pic.twitter.com/WCvA2p4vnm

— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) December 10, 2016

And the campaign paid off in dramatic effect on Thursday, with the ever-grinning super-fan greeted by mountains of cards.

"They have come in from Australia, New Zealand and all over the UK," Bradley's mum Gemma told the Belfast Telegraph

Two years of chemotherapy beat Bradley's initial cancer, but it returned in June with further treatment only likely to give him more time.

[Belfast TelegraphTwitter]

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