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|‘It’s for Bradley’ Jermain Defoe shares emotional tribute to brave boy following OBE award
| sbo PREMIER League star Jermain Defoe paid tribute to late cancer fighter Bradley Lowery as he was awarded with an OBE. The ex-England striker struck up a friendship with the six-year-old during his time at Sunderland.
Jermain regularly visited the terminally ill boy as he battled a rare type of cancer. But, the footballer went on to praise Bradley as he picked up the honour for the work of the Jermain Defoe Foundation (JDF) , which works with children in St Lucia.
He took to Twitter to share heartfelt photos taken with the youngster before he died last year. Jermain said: “The proudest moment of my life to be awarded an OBE. “I’m blessed to have received the honour, but it isn’t for me or about me. It’s for Bradley and those he loved. sbo
“I’d trade it all for him to be back in our lives, forget the goals and awards, it’s the memories I’ll cherish.” The Bournemouth striker then went on to praise the team behind his charity, the JDF.
Jermain, 35, is said to have found out about his OBE award from his mum Sandra while he was on holiday in Dubai. He said: “Mum was quite emotional on the phone. Even then, something so big doesn’t sink in. “I was like, ‘how can it be? How is this possible’?” sbo