Teenage Cancer Patient Responds To Troll: “I Still Have Cancer, It’s Still Incurable”

Stephen Sutton has raised over £3 million for charity.

1. A teenager with terminal cancer has responded to suggestions he has ‘duped’ people after being released from hospital.

Stephen Sutton, 19, has made headlines around the world for raising millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust after posting a “final thumbs up” message on his Facebook page.

2. He has since been released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after “coughing up a tumour” last month.

Following the news he had been discharged, Twitter user shanebrmayo81 asked former footballer Stan Collymore, who has supported Sutton’s campaign, how the teenager had been able to leave hospital.

The 19-year-old was discharged hours after a visit from Prime Minister David Cameron.

3. Sutton responded to the tweet by confirming he still had terminal cancer:

4. His Twitter followers also defended him as tens of thousands of people welcomed the news of his discharge on Facebook.

The Shaneobrmayo81 account now appears to have been deleted.

I just gave a quick response, thought nothing of it and was (and still am) completely unaffected by it

— Stephen's Story (@_StephensStory)

Trolls and cynics exist. It's a shame. But just try not to retaliate too aggressively or get too riled...

— Stephen's Story (@_StephensStory)

8. Click here to visit the 19-year-old’s website and read more about his story.

You can donate to his JustGiving page here.

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