A 19 years-old british touched by an intestine cancer since four years, now in final phase, has raised more than 2,5 million pounds (more than 3 million euros) in favor of charity.
Despite his incurable illness, Stephen Sutton from Staffordshire, England, has decided not to give up and write down a list of 46 of his dreams.
One of the teenager’s wish was to raise 10,000 pounds (about 12,000 euros) for Teenage Cancer Trust, a foundation that fights against youngs cancer.
His objective got reached and exceeded successfully. Last week, donations on JustGiving had exceeded three million euros, which has never been seen on this crowdfunding website dedicated to charity.
« Stephen, you’re awesome »
“Stephen, you’re awesome. It’s a privilege for us to support your fundraise. You have overtaken all records on our website. Here is a 50,000 pounds (60,000€) donation from us” has JustGiving announced on their twitter account.
“Seeing all these people mobilize this way, that’s really touching and comforting. Many thanks for me and for all those who are affected by cancer and who will benefit from your donations in the future” has Sutton written on his Facebook page.
« Right now, I’m feeling good. My health state is stable » has precised the hospitalized teenager.
Supported by Jason Manford, british TV presenter and actor, the teenager launched his campaign on January 2013 to keep people informed about his illness progress. Since then, he received support from many celebrities and anonyms.
This week, donations got boosted. On Twitter, pictures of teenagers, children or even parents were showing up with the hashtag “ThumbsUpForStephen”, referring to a picture of the teenager taken on his hospital bed.
Among Stephen’s 46 wishes, he has already accomplished some, including playing drums in front of 90,000 people at the Champions’ League Final at Wembley in 2013, doing quad, kissing an elephant or going for a big skydiving jump.