Thousands show support as Burntwood teenager’s health deteriorates

Thousands of people have been showing their support for a Burntwood teenager battling incurable cancer.

Stephen Sutton – who has raised more than £700,000 for charity – revealed on his Facebook and Twitter pages that his health had deteriorated earlier today.

And celebrities including Duncan Bannatyne, Piers Morgan and Tim Minchin have joined a push to smash the £1million mark – with comedian Jason Manford donating £10,000 to the cause.

More than 54,000 people have already liked Stephen’s status update on Facebook where he revealed the news this morning (April 22).

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton

“I’ve done well to blag things as well as I have up till now, but unfortunately I think this is just one hurdle too far,” he wrote.

“It’s a shame the end has come so suddenly. There’s so many people I haven’t got round to properly thank or say goodbye to. Apologies for that.

“I will continue fighting for as long as I can and whatever happens next I want you all to know I am currently in a good place mentally and at ease with the situation.

“That’s it from me. But life has been good. Very good.”

He had earlier told of how his health had deteriorated when tumours had caused his lung to collapse, leading to a “very dire situation”.

However, this evening he used his Twitter account to tell followers that he was “hanging in there” as best he could.

“Truly humbled by all the support. I am following it as best I can and it is all hugely appreciated,” he said.

“Tonight’s show of love and support epitomises how great people can be.”

People can donate to Stephen’s fundraising efforts via his JustGiving page.

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1 Comment


    23rd April, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Stephen God’s plans are greater than one can comprehend.I am praying for you my boy with the desire of your complete Healing in the Mighty Name of The Son of God,Your and My precious Savior,Our Lord Jesus Christ.Amen.