1. A teenager with terminal cancer has raised £1 million for charity after delivering a “final thumbs-up” message on Facebook.
Stephen Sutton, 19, was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was just 15 years old and two years later was told it was terminal.
2. He later drew up a bucket list of 46 tasks he wanted to complete before his death to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with an original target of £10,000.
One of the tasks was to “hug an animal bigger than me”.
3. He also managed to go skydiving shortly after an operation last year.
8. On Tuesday evening, he posted an emotional message on Facebook apologising for not having enough time to say goodbye to everyone.
9. Throughout his ordeal, Sutton has continued to update his Facebook followers on his condition.
11. At the time of writing, Sutton had raised over £870,000 towards a target of £1 million, with “Stephen’s Story” trending heavily on Twitter and Facebook.
12. The 19-year-old continued to tweet his thanks on Tuesday evening.
17. You can donate to Sutton’s JustGiving page here.
18. Click here to visit the 19-year-old’s website and read more about his story.
19. Update — April 23, 11:20 a.m. BST:
The donations to Sutton’s JustGiving page have now passed £1 million.
20. And Sutton has resumed tweeting his thanks having seen the total raised.
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