Stephen Sutton: ‘I’m still fighting,’ says teen cancer victim behind #ThumbsUpFor charity campaign
Thursday 24 April 2014
The terminally ill teenager who has raised more than £1.6m for charity said he is “still fighting” after fearing he was a “goner” just a few days ago when his lung collapsed.
Stephen Sutton, who was diagnosed with an incurable type of cancer in 2013, had written a touching farewell to his followers on Facebook, revealing he did think he had long to live.
However, on Thursday he said that he had an unexpected recovery. “The progress has continued to be good but steady,” he wrote. “I am still in a very vulnerable position.
“I am very limited in what I can do and am still permanently hooked up to oxygen.But I am in high spirits and blessed to have so much love and support around me.”
He has been sharing the story of his illness on social media as he looked to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
His initial target of £1m has been surpassed with the help of celebrities including Simon Pegg, Jason Manford and James Nesbitt and he is now on course to raise £2m.
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
£30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Exciting career opportunity to join East...
£18000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An ambitious start-up company b...
VOLUNTARY ONLY - EXPENSES REIMBURSED: Reach Volunteering: Do you love the Engl...