Tuesday 11th November 2014
This amazing honour is a fitting one for Stephen, who inspired a nation with his message of hope and positivity.
Stephen's mum Jane said:
Collecting Stephen’s MBE on Tuesday was a bittersweet occasion. It was such a privilege to accept it on his behalf but obviously it was tinged with sadness that he wasn't here to collect it himself. I’m so proud of everything that Stephen has achieved and the dedication he showed to the charity whilst battling cancer himself.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said
Stephen was an exceptional young man who made this country sit up and take notice of young people with cancer. It’s wonderful to see him honoured in this way.
Stephen to be awarded honorary doctorate
Sutton is to be posthumously awarded an honorary doctorate of science by Coventry University, they have announced.
A few months ago we announced how £1.2 million of the incredible amount raised by Stephen's Story would be used to invest in vital research and train professionals who work with teenagers and young adults with cancer. As part of this it will fund Stephen Sutton Scholarships for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care at Coventry University over 5 years in recognition of Stephen’s ambition to have a medical career.