English professional footballer Jermain Defoe, who now plays as a striker for Rangers. In January 2015, signed for Sunderland AFC.
In 2016, Bradley had an opportunity to be a mascot at a Sunderland match and that is when they met in the changing room before the game. And Bradley decided he wanted to walk out onto the pitch with Jermain.
They had an instant connection when this happened and they developed an amazing friendship, Brad used to call him his best friend.
When Brad went with the angels and The Bradley Lowery Foundation was formed I asked Jermain if he wanted to be patron and he said he would be honoured.
Big thank you to Jermain for being there for Brad and being his ‘Best Friend’