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Stephen Sutton

English cancer blogger

Died when: 19 years 149 days (232 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Stephen Sutton

Stephen Robert Sutton (16 December 1994 – 14 May 2014), was an English blogger and charity activist known for his blog Stephen's Story and his fundraising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity for the aid of teenagers with cancer.

By the second anniversary of his death, £5.5 million had been raised in his memory.Born in Burntwood, Staffordshire, Sutton performed well at school, but withdrew his applications to university in 2012 after his terminal prognosis for colorectal cancer.

His father had fought the disease twice, and both were predisposed to it through Lynch syndrome.Sutton had struggled to get a diagnosis as doctors did not believe that colorectal cancer could occur in a teenager.

Sutton made a "bucket list" of things to do in his final months, achieving many of them including becoming a Guinness World Records holder.

He began fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust, receiving support from celebrities and politicians.In 2013, he met filmmaker Grigorij Richters, who recorded him for a documentary.

Sutton died in hospital on 14 May 2014, at age 19.A memorial service to him at Lichfield Cathedral was attended by over 10,000 mourners.

After his death, Sutton was posthumously recognised for his activism with awards including an MBE and an honorary doctorate from Coventry University.

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