19 year old Stephen Sutton was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 when he was just 15. Despite having a tumour removed from his bowel, the cancer returned a year later.
Stephen’s attitude toward his illness has been nothing short of inspiring. When doctors told him his cancer was terminal he drew up a bucket list to raise £10,000, which included hugging an elephant, playing drums in front of 90,000 people at Wembley and appearing in BBC’s Doctors.
He smashed that £10,000 fundraiser out of the park and so upped the target to £1,000,000.
Stephen’s story has touched so many people that donations to his JustGiving page have now hit £898,954, an incredible achievement and a hell of a legacy to leave behind.
Stephen posted the message below to his Facebook page earlier, urging us to carry on the fundraising even after he’s gone. You can donate now by visiting his JustGiving page. Let’s push that number up to the £1,000,000 mark by the end of the week, and perhaps even by the end of the day.
Let’s hit that £1 million mark by the end of the week, and maybe by the end of the day. You can donate by visiting Stephen’s JustGiving page here.