Bradley Lowery 'will be guardian angel' to baby sister he never got to meet

The parents of Bradley Lowery are celebrating the birth of a ‘beautiful’ baby girl, four years after the death of her inspirational big brother.

Gemma and Carl welcomed Gracie-Mae to their family at 12.19am on Saturday night, according to a family Facebook post.

The baby was born via an emergency C section at Sunderland Royal hospital and is believed to be doing well.

Sunderland fan Bradley, who was six when he died, touched millions of lives during his battle with a rare form of cancer.

His parents set up the The Bradley Lowery Foundation in August 2017 which aims to support the families of little ones who may need treatment or equipment, which is not readily available on the NHS.

Gemma, the CEO of the foundation, said she ‘didn’t have the best labour’, but their daughter was now ‘doing amazing’ and they have made it home from hospital to spend some quality family time together.

The County Durham couple have raised millions in Bradley’s memory, with the help of a few of the celebrity friends he made along the way.

They previously paid tribute to the youngster when announcing they were expecting a new baby, saying: ‘Bradley is going to be the best guardian angel to his little brother or sister.’

Gemma’s post announcing the birth of her daughter on The Bradley Lowery Foundation Facebook said: ‘Hi everyone just an update to welcome our beautiful little princess to the world.

‘Gracie-Mae was born 12:19am on 6th November weighing 8lb. I didn’t have the best of labour but I’ll not bore you all with the details. I had to have an emergency C section as her heart rate dropped and they needed her out.

‘She is now doing amazing and we on our way home. I want to say a huge shout out to all the staff on the maternity unit at Sunderland Royal hospital. Every single one of them from start of care when I fell pregnant to leaving tonight have been incredible.

‘Myself and Carl are going to now enjoy some family time with our beautiful princess.

‘I know everyone will be eager to see her, and I’ll be sharing some pictures soon, but we want all the family to meet her first. Thank you all for your support.’

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