Bradley Lowery's dad is 'lucky to be alive' after he was involved in a serious accident.
Wife Gemma has revealed devoted dad Carl was in hospital for two weeks following an incident in May and has been unable to work since due to his injury.
Gemma, who launched the Bradley Lowery Foundation in memory of the couple's son, paid tribute to her "amazing husband" and said they were getting through yet another difficult time together.
Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, captured hearts around the globe as he bravely battled neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.
Following his tragic death in 2017, the six-year-old's family launched the foundation and vowed their experience with the disease would be the inspiration to help others fighting life-limiting illnesses.
The charity has since raised more than £3million for dozens of poorly children across the UK; established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer; donated over £200Ks to researching childhood cancers and campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK.
Gemma wrote on the Bradley Lowery Foundation Facebook page: "Myself and my amazing husband Carl have been together for 21 years. We started dating at the age of 16, which seems like an eternity ago.
"Everyone has ups and downs and I have to say, we have had enough downs to last a lifetime.
"However I don't think anyone's life goes exactly as planned. We never expected what life threw at us, losing Bradley was the worst thing we could of ever imagined.
"Then this year in May just a few days before Bradley’s birthday Carl had a serious accident in which he is very lucky to be alive.
"He was in hospital for two weeks and he has been left unable to work due to his injury, as you can imagine it has been yet another difficult time but we getting through it together.
"We have two amazing children, who make us so proud, and although Bradley is with the angels, his legacy lives on in not only us, but all of you too, because without everyone’s support, I wouldn't be able to do the amazing things for his charity."