Little Bradley Lowery is “super excited” to be heading to Scarborough on a family holiday next week.
The six-year-old has won the hearts of the nation as he bravely battles neuroblastoma.
This trip to the seaside is an opportunity to make memories with his loved ones in what are likely to be – tragically – the final few weeks of his young life.
The family has been forced to cancel holidays in the past because of Bradley’s illness.
Mum Gemma shared news of their seaside break on her youngest son’s Facebook page, Bradley Lowery’s fight against neuroblastoma.
“Well after booking up and having to cancel several holidays the day has come where we are going away to Scarborough for a break,” she wrote.
“Bradley is super excited and is feeling good in himself when he is awake.
“We not sure if we will get to stop the full week yet but we will just take each day as it comes.”
The post was signed it off with the hash tags #makingmemories #bradley’smile #alwaysbegrateful
Earlier this month it was revealed that Bradley’s tumours have grown “really fast”.
He was diagnosed with the cancer when he was just 18 months old.
Gemma has previously said: “Nobody expects it. Our whole world was turned upside down, it was heartbreaking.
“Our normal changed to a different normal, to dealing with a very poorly child who was fighting for his life.”
Last month the family announced that Bradley didn’t have long left to live.
A statement said: “He is going for radio therapy at the end of this week and next week but this is to control the pain in the hope we get him comfortable.
“Lots of people keep asking how long has he got to live? I can’t answer this as we don’t know all we know is it’s not long.”
Bradley has formed an incredible friendship with England and Everton football player Jermain Defoe.
They first met last September when Sunderland superfan Bradley was mascot at a match at home between them and Everton.
The little lad told the Sunderland Echo afterwards: “This has been amazing. I got to meet Jermain Defoe, who’s my favourite, and everyone said my name.”
The footballer has kept in touch with Bradley since and recently appeared on Lorraine to talk about their special bond.