Saturday, 3 May 2014

Teenager With Incurable Cancer Raises More Than £3 Million For Charity

Stephen was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was just 15. He had surgery to remove a tumour but the cancer returned a year later and he was told that it was incurable 

Hi friends. Have you guys had of the Stephen Sutton story? His story is just breath taking!

A teenager in Birmingham, England by name Stephen Sutton has incurable bowel cancer but is beating the odds and helping inspire the world to raise money for other teenage cancer suffers.

Stephen was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was just 15. After surgery to remove the tumour he was told that it was incurable a year later after the cancer returned.

To help inspire others, Stephen posted an inspirational bucket list video ‘Stephens Story’, on YouTube, and top of this list was to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Unfortunately, he was only halfway to his target when he was told he had only weeks to live.

He posted this picture(below) giving his ‘final thumbs up’ from his hospital bed – convinced that he would not make it out and decided to start a social media campaign, #thumbsupforstephen, to try raise the remaining money before he passed. Over night the campaign went viral!

 Stephen Sutton, 19, was being treated for multiple tumours at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was recently pictured giving his 'final thumbs up' from his hospital bed - convinced that he would not make it out

Since its inception a few weeks ago, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has now become an avid supporter and advocate of Stephens – stating he has been humbled by Stephens bravery and inspired by his efforts to help others in the face of his adversities.
 David Cameron lent his support to Stephens cause by posing for local celebrities to encourage donations.

As the campaign has spread, more and more local and international celebrities are getting behind the cause and lending their support.

The initial bucket list target of was to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. That very quickly turned into £1 million and now sits north of £3.1 million!

Thumbs up: Cancer patient Stephen Sutton with Prime Minister David Cameron who visited him at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham todayDavid Cameron (pictured with radio presenters John Fox and Giuliano Casadei) has lent his support to the fundraising efforts of Stephen SuttonTeen Saves The World And Is Rewarded6

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