The teenager, Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £3m for a cancer charity has died four years after being diagnosed with cancer. Paying tribute to her selfless, courageous and inspirational son, his mother, Jane Sutton, released a statement in Facebook page to confirm his death.
Last month, I wrote about Stephen and his charitable effort. At that time, he had raised £1m and the snowball effect took over raising more fund for the charity.
Jane Sutton stated that her “courageous, selfless, inspirational son passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May.”
The full statement of Stephen’s mom is attached below (note the likes and shares in 24 hours):
The last statement Stephen posted in Facebook was posted on May 11, 2014:
Unfortunately today I’ve ended up back in hospital! I had some breathing difficulties starting last night and after going to A and E have been admitted back to a ward for monitoring. I’ve still got the cough, then quite quickly developed a wheeze in my breathing and breathlessness upon any physical exertion.
There’s no immediate panic and I’m currently quite stable- I have been put on nebulisers and other meds which are currently helping my symptoms hugely. The doctors think there may be something restricting my airway again, they’re not sure exactly what yet though(tumour regrowth, infection, inflammation, etc are all potential reasons mentioned), but are currently discussing the possibilities and my scan results to decide what to do next.
The whole thing is very inconvenient aha. I had a few cool things planned to attend today, then tomorrow was due to appear on the telly on BBC Breakfast News! I understand my health is the obvious priority though and have had to cancel. Fingers crossed the issue will be resolved and that I’ll be out of hospital soon, I’ll keep you all updated with how I’m getting on.
On May 13 his family posted: “Unfortunately in the last 24 hours Stephen’s condition has deteriorated to where he can no longer communicate through this page himself.”
Stephen Sutton, may your soul rest in peace ! – Lorla.
Some celeb-responses on the death of Stephen:
I'm deeply saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has died. His spirit, bravery and fundraising for cancer research were all an inspiration.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 14, 2014
Sadly Stephen Sutton passed away this morning.Stephen's mum "My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain" https://t.co/SOhhNcnywl
— Just Simon Cowell (@JustSimonCowell) May 14, 2014
RIP Stephen Sutton. A true hero & inspiration to us all. #stephensstory
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 14, 2014
We’re deeply saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has passed away. He was a true inspiration to so many.
— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) May 14, 2014