Saturday 26th April 2014
Already an ambassador and major fundraiser for the charity, Stephen's story went viral this week and captured the public's imagination in an overwhelming way. He has been featured in an amazing array of news outlets both local and global, and been supported by a host of celebrities who have tweeted support for him, including Stephen Fry, Jason Manford, Russell Brand, Piers Morgan, Clare Balding, Gary Lineker, Steve Coogan, Carol Vorderman and Caitlin Moran.
Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust is feeling incredibly grateful and humbled by Stephen's astonishing achievement.
Stephen was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010. Despite periods of remission, he later found out his cancer was incurable. However, Stephen was determined to stay positive, and decided to make a bucket-list of things he wanted to achieve – with a goal of raising £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust at number one on his list. He later increased this to £500,000 and then updated it to £1 million.
I don’t think about my future and feel sorry for myself. In fact, I feel the opposite. My cancer has given me the opportunity to do something truly remarkable - and educate people about the disease.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
"Stephen is the most inspiring young man and ambassador for the charity.bI've had the privilege of meeting him and his positivity is always remembered by all that meet him or hear him speak. Stephen himself says he doesn't see the point in measuring life in time, rather that he’d prefer to measure a life in the difference someone makes. Stephen is making the biggest possible difference to Teenage Cancer Trust and the young people who need our help."
"We're not a huge charity and Stephen has inspired his family, friends and communities up and down the country to raise over £3,000,000 and it’s still climbing. This is a remarkable amount which will help us support many more young people with cancer."
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