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Bradley Lowery, who has been battling a rare form of childhood cancer neuroblastoma, has touched the hearts of millions with his courageous battle against the disease.

Ex-Sunderland and new Bournemouth star Jermain Defoe has paid tribute to his “best pal” Bradley, saying the “highlight” of his time at Sunderland was walking onto the pitch with the brave youngster.

High Risk Neuroblastoma has an 80% risk of relapse and unfortunately, after being in remission, the brave young boy’s condition worsened and he relapsed.

Because he cannot be treated in the UK, the family now have to find treatment abroad and need to raise £700,000 for the vital treatment as well as accommodation and various insurances.

As Bradley’s story has resonated with people up and down the country, a Facebook page was set up by his family to raise awareness and ask for donations to help Bradley’s cause.

Many people have donated to help the brave youngster in his fight with neuroblastoma, but according to a post from Bradley Lowery’s fight against neuroblastoma Facebook page, the family have been “made aware of fake pages created in Bradley’s name to gain likes and even have justgiving pages linked to them.”

The post also warned people to “please be vigilant.”

The post goes on to say: “Thank you for your continued support and when the time comes it will be put on Bradley’s official Facebook (here) and twitter before anywhere else. Xx”

The post, put up by Lynn, also had a quote from Gemma, the proud mum of Bradley, saying: “Bradley is very weak now but is still fighting on in true Bradley style. He will only go when he decides. Xxx”

Last month, Bradley collected a Child of Courage award and celebrated the achievement with his new best pal Jermain Defoe.