Teenage blogger in hospital with terminal cancer raised almost £1m for charity fighting cancer.
Amazing 19-year old Stephen Sutton, from Staffordshire, UK, found out he had bowel cancer 4 years ago and began raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. His initial target was £10,000 was reached pretty fast and he changed it to £1m. When he was told his cancer was incurable, Stephen posted a bucket list on Facebook with things he wanted to do before he passes away, the first one of which was to raise money for charity. This Tuesday he posted a final message to all its followers thanking them and saying his final thoughts. All further updates would be posted by his family members. His message stated that he was sorry that the end came so quickly.
There were so many people he had not managed to thank enough or say good bye. “I will continue fighting for as long as I can, and whatever happens next I want you all to know I am currently in a good place mentally and at ease with the situation.” That final message helped to raise over £550,000 overnight, making the final sum over £800,000. The bucket list posted by Stephen included getting a tattoo and hugging an elephant.
Do you have a bucket list?