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Terminally ill boy wins MOTD goal award

Post by Kitkat on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 17:28

Aw, this news headline today just caught my eye (and my heart happyheart ).  Amidst all the headlines of war, misery, greed, doom and gloom, this was a refreshing anchor - and reminder about what really matters.

A seriously ill five-year-old boy who took to the pitch for his beloved Sunderland has won Match of the Day's Goal of the Month award.

Bradley Lowery, who has neuroblastoma, took part in the warm-up against Chelsea on 14 December, scoring a goal.
A campaign saw fans call for the strike to be given the accolade.
The youngster, of Blackhall, County Durham, was named joint-winner alongside Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Bradley's mum, Gemma, tweeted: "Brad just woke up and watched #MOTD2 and found out he got #goalofthemonth - he is over the moon."

Eight goals were selected for a public vote with Mkhitaryan's effort - also against Sunderland, on 26 December - notching up 39.9%.

While not included in that selection, Bradley's goal was named joint-winner of the prize for December.

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and last year more than £700,000 was raised to pay for treatment in the USA, including a donation of £200,000 from Everton.
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Re: Terminally ill boy wins MOTD goal award

Post by Stardust on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 11:36

A blend of happiness for Bradley on receiving this award and sadness that he's so ill - a real heart squeezer.

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