History's HEROES? Dated 1994 - 2014

Stephen Sutton

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Burntwood, Staffordshire
Lived there


  • Fought cancer
  • Raised a huge amount of money to support others


  • Brave / Courageous
  • Clever
  • Inspiring / Charismatic

An inspiration to all

He managed to raise over three million pounds for the teenage cancer trust in under five months, to help other sufferers pay for treatment.

Stephen had a difficult childhood, coping without a father and then, on top of that, coping with cancer. He was diagnosed with colorectal and bowel cancer at the age of 15. The colorectal cancer affects your rectum. This made it harder for him to move about. But this incredibly brave young man was a fighter and had a bucketlist full of dreams he wanted to fulfil. Amazingly he managed to achieve 46 of the things on his list, including meeting an elephant and getting a tattoo.

Not everything as bad. He was an incredibly bright student and received straight As in A levels from the Chase Terrace Technology College in August 2012. he was offered a place to study medicine. In addition to all of these great things he met David Cameron and broke a world record for the most heart-shaped hand gestures shared on Facebook. Stephen was allowed home for a few days for the last time. He was having a great time, until his condition deteriorated and he spent his last days in hospital. On the 14th May 2014 Stephen Sutton lost his battle to cancer and died peacefully in his sleep holding his mother's hand, surrounded by his family.

People are still donating to Stephen's charity and have so far raised over 3.6 million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Life in Stephen Sutton's world

Busy, chaotic, challenging.

Was Stephen Sutton a Hero?

Things you might not know about Stephen Sutton

He made a bucketlist of things to achieve.
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