RiP Bradley Lowery

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  1. Krule

    Krule Carpe Diem

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    People really found this funny ?????????.......disgusting.

    A true fighter and a wonderful example to anybody who finds themselves in a similar life threatening situation. He may not have come through his terrible ordeal but he dealt with it by showing a courage far beyond his early years. He has touched the hearts of people from all walks of life and will always be remembered in the footballing world as a supporter beyond compare.
    Sleep well little man....you are not forgotten.
     
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  2. PostmanNat

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    In all fairness that was written over 7 months ago when Bradley's condition was very different one.

    I think we can all agree the world is worse off without a character like little Bradley in it, but not laughing in the face of cancer let's it win, and in that instance, taken into account the time, that wasn't meant to be offensive in the slightest.

    RIP Bradley.

    EDIT: I've seen you've just added a big paragraph after in the time it's taken me to write this, that last paragraph are words that ring true for all of us my friend x
     
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  3. Krule

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    I totally agree that there is a need to show a positive spirit when dealing with cancer...(I am speaking from personal experience)...and the need for humour is vital in order to overcome the challenges faced....but to draw a mental picture of the lad spending his last few days having to write Thank You cards is just sick. His condition was not a 'different one' at that time...the first posting on this thread said "the poor kid has got terminal cancer and only a couple months to live"....that was December 2016....this little boy's courage bought him just over 6 months instead of the two predicted. There is laughing in the face of cancer and there is trying to find humour in the sad demise of others. Sorry but I just cannot see your justification of that posting.
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  4. shelfboy68

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    I think in an age of pumped up pricks like some players are Defoe emerges with great credit and a real gent well done jermain.
     
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  5. Krule

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    Totally agree...Defoe has shown the better side of football and his sadness is genuine and heartfelt....he should be proud that he was able to bring so much pleasure and happiness to Bradley's final months.
     
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  6. shelfboy68

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    Totally agree I work around some quite tough everyday fellas and all of us was quiet when this news broke.
    Defoe has been brilliant but so have his family who have carried themselves with great courage and dignity, my thoughts are with them.
     
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  7. shelfboy68

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    Just to add one more thing and that is with all the arguing over ITK of who we may or may not buy, today puts everything into perspective and that is football just isn't important enough compared to this young lads life.
     
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  8. Krule

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    Widmerpool who was responsible for the original sick posting has just rated this as 'funny'.....You are one seriously disturbed person...and now 'ignored'....
     
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  9. rawhide

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    The way he lived each day was inspirational, and the way the footballing family embraced him proved that most people are good people who will put others before themselves.

    RIP Bradley, but know that you had a lasting impact.
     
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  10. Navin R Johnson

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    Type Bradley Lowery Defoe into Google image search, the results are genuinely moving.

    RIP Bradley.
     
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  11. Danny1

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    Seriously sad news, any child dying is just a pure tragedy and something that no parent should ever have to go through, he was a brave, inspiring young boy and through his braveness he has raised awareness for such a rare form of cancer.

    "Don't think of him as gone away,
    His journey's just begun,
    Life holds so many facets,
    And this earth is only one"

    Sleep well Bradley, RIP!
     
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  12. tony_parkes

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    I'm recently separated from my wife and therefore don't see my kids everyday, I've found that incredibly emotional and difficult to deal with but I still see them most days.

    In comparison my woes are insignificant, what his parents must be going through is inconceivable to most of us, their little boy has been tremendous and touched the lives of many but this terrible disease has taken him from them.

    JD particularly and the whole footballing community come out of this with great credit, Bradley and his family are inspirational and in the face of terrible circumstances, raise awareness that cancer affects the young as well as adults.

    This brave kids legacy will live on, no doubt, with a foundation and raising funds for other families with children diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

    Football and the media are quite rightly criticized for being out of touch with the average person, money making machines that don't care and being agenda driven but they also have the power to raise awareness and do a great deal of good. I think in this case the media and football deserve credit and will continue the good they've done.

    RIP Bradley.
     
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  13. Krule

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    I divorced in 2000 when my daughter was 16 and my son 14. I have not seen them since that year despite numerous attempts. I decided not to go down the legal path and try and force some sort of reconciliation but rather let them enjoy life with their mother and 'new' stepdad. I always thought they would one day come and find me...two grandchildren and a lot of tearful nights later I realise I was wrong and I probably will never see them again. I am, however, comforted by the thought that they are both now happily married with children of their own...healthy and enjoying life to the full. My sense of loss though is absolutely nothing compared to the parents of Bradley and my heart goes out to them at this terrible time.
     
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  14. shelfboy68

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    Don't leave this world empty with what might have been, reach out and try to reconnect, it may never be perfect but it's better to die having tried than not at all so give it a go and your life maybe richer for it.(y)
     
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  15. Donki

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    Life can be beautiful but it can also be shit, he's finially at peace and big respect to Defoe. Always was a Yid.

    Being through minor worries with my daughter, hip dysplacia and a nut allergy I can only say my thoughts were and are with his parents. Takes so much strength to style be even functional at this point, simply a living hell.
     
  16. TheHoddleWaddle

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    I read the families post about the little fella today and I'm not ashamed to admit that I had to really compose myself in the office. I read it to a colleague or two and my voice definitely started to wobble.

    Seeing his happy little face when he was Sunderland Mascot, being carried by Defoe has made a lasting impression. The seer happiness on his face, despite it all. These things are always perspective setting.

    I raise a glass to you, Sir Bradley, for your bravery and the happiness with which you lived your short life. Peace little man.
     
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    Fucking hell, don't know what to say. You've got through these years and I can't imagine how difficult that must have been. Have you tried contacting them since grandchildren?
     
  18. Krule

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    You cannot believe what it took to make that post....I did it to try and somehow relate the pain of actually losing a child in comparison to just not being in contact with someone any more that you love dearly. I really do not wish to discuss the intimate details of what happened in my marriage but suffice it to say that as a result of circumstances unknown to me at that time I am no longer in touch with my children or grandchildren.
    After six years of living alone I met a wonderful lady who will have been my wife for ten years this August. She has two sons and their children refer to me as Granddad and I always have a card from the two lads on Father's day. My three (step)grandchildren are each handicapped with autism, cerebral palsy and tubular sclerosis but their love of life and the affection they show me is boundless. There seems to be a reason why things worked out as they did and to try and 'merge' my past life with my present would undoubtedly put great pressure on my second marriage. I see no reason to take that risk at my time of life.
    I would never try and apportion blame or discuss the past on here for fear of my ex wife or myself being wrongly judged. It happened and we move on. Suffice it to say that I have bitter regrets about the situation but I counter balance that with the happiness and love I am shown by three beautiful and special children I may never have otherwise met.
     
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  19. Krule

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    Many people in my area are saying that Defoe should be a certainty for Sports Personality Of The Year following his special relationship with Bradley and showing the world another side of being a sports superstar. They suggest the award should be his because of how humanely he handled such a delicate situation rather than being given to someone for simply winning a trophy or title. Anyone else agree ??
     
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  20. Bus-Conductor

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    I get that what Defoe did for the lad was really nice and beyond the usual, but why do people then start suggesting he be knighted etc. There are thousands of people from much tougher backgrounds who give up their lives to help others every day and get nothing but the shit end of the stick, I find it fucking irritating that the minute a celebrity behaves like a human being people want them canonised.

    He did a good thing. Lets recognise it and applaud it, but lets not put him on a pedestal above people doing this every hour of every day, for shit pay and long hours without overtime pay above and beyond. They are the the real heroes.
     
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