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Bradley Lowery: Boy with cancer is Sunderland mascot

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Image caption Last month Bradley's mother Gemma revealed his cancer had grown and he had only months to live

A five-year-old boy with terminal cancer has appeared as a mascot at the Sunderland v Chelsea game.

Bradley Lowery, from Blackhall Colliery near Hartlepool, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013.

More than £700,000 was raised to pay for treatment in the USA, including a donation of £200,000 from Everton.

However, last week his mother Gemma revealed his cancer had grown and treatment would only give him more time.

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Image caption Bradley was taken onto the Stadium of Light pitch by his dad, Carl
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Image caption Bradley with Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe
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Image caption Supporters applauded during the fifth minute of the match

On Tuesday it was revealed that Bradley had been sent more than 11,000 Christmas cards from well-wishers.

A campaign to encourage people to send him the cards had been organised by an Everton fan.

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Image caption He warmed up with the players including Chelsea star Diego Costa

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