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Bradley Lowery's mother meets Health Secretary

Bradley and Gemma Lowery. Credit: Family photo

Gemma Lowery, the mother of Bradley, met the Government in a bid to get a treatment, which could have helped her son, available on the NHS.

Six-year-old Bradley died last year after a fight with Neuroblastoma - a rare type of childhood cancer. Today would have been his seventh birthday.

Gemma argued the case for Dinutuximab Beta, a blood treatment, to become available on the NHS at a meeting, in London, with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and pharmaceutical companies.

NICE, the body which approves NHS drugs, has insisted the treatment is currently too expensive and its long-term effects aren't known.

I'm feeling very positive after the meeting. Jeremy is going to go away and discuss the idea with the right people and hopefully we're going to come to a solution soon.

– Gemma Lowery