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Dying teenager uses Facebook to raise cancer awareness and record his final days

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Stephen Sutton, 19, isn’t ready to go to heaven just yet. Earlier today, he posted his latest status on Facebook. For anyone not familiar with his story, the young man’s story has become an Internet sensation. His Facebook page (Stephen’s Story) has nearly 500,000 likes.

In 2010, Stephen was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer. Instead of waiting for death and doing nothing, he decided to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. After he had surpassed his original goal, he upped the ante to £1million. Even Piers Morgan wanted to help. He posted his support on Twitter last week and referred to the young man as remarkable, inspiring and courageous. Morgan also requested followers help Stephen achieve his goal.

After Stephen’s lung had collapsed last week, he said he thought his life was over. Hence, he wanted to give a final thumbs up to his followers. Fortunately, he is still alive and fighting his cancer. He is sharing his final moments on social media while raising cancer awareness. The Metro UK news states that Stephen has completed 35 of 46 objectives on his bucket list. Hopefully, he can complete the final 11.


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