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Staffordshire teenager dies after raising over £3m for charity

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sturose, May 14, 2014.

  1. sturose

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    Some of you from the UK may have heard about Stephen Sutton the 19 year old from Staffordshire diagnosed with incurable cancer at just 15.

    I wanted to share the story because not only did he live just a few miles from me but I believe his story to be quite inspirational. After being diagnosed with a terminal illness at 15 he could have quite easily just gave up on life but he decided to turn his illness into a fundraising campaign.

    His initial target was just £10,000 but he smashed this target and decided to up the target to £1,000,000. It's safe to say he smashed that target as well.

    Read his Facebook page for more information on what this young man achieved in a short time.

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    [URL="http://www.facebook.com/StephensStory"]www.facebook.com/StephensStory[/URL]
    His fundraising page to see the current total:

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    [URL="http://www.justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-tct"]www.justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-tct[/URL]
    I am not in any way connected to the fund raising and I haven't posted the link to promote it, just so that everyone can see the current total this one young man has raised.
     
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  2. Numbuh362

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    It's kinda cool how some kid who knows he's going to die decides to raise money to help other people from suffering from the same illness he suffered from. It sucks that he died but at least he was able to raise lots of money for other people.
     
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    Kinda puts life in perspective I think. If someone as young as he was can do this when faced with such a dire situation it make you wonder what many of us have got to complain about.
     
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    very sad ...I would gladly have changed places with him if they would allow a young person with a great attitude to survive...I wonder what happens to all that money ...certainly, by now, research should have uncovered a cure ...or at least a treatment...for cancer of all kinds.
     
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    Stories like this always make me stop for a while and remember the most important things in my life. Something many of us keep forgetting. Really sad yet so inspirational. May he rest in peace.

    This is a subject for another discussion but I don't really think pharmaceutical companies are interested in offering a cure. Quite the opposite indeed.
     
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    Indeed very great character shown by this teenager. RIP
    Definitely agree here, why cure when you can get monthly payments for the medicine. Stuff that costs them pennies sells for 5k and more. I mean we fly to the moon, make mobile internet faster all the time etc.. so it is very hard to believe that there is no cure for many known diseases. A shame but money rules the world as usual so doubt this will ever really change.
     
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    Terry Fox was truly an amazing human being. Please watch the video, its hard to not to cry.
    [video=youtube_share;xjgTlCTluPA]http://youtu.be/xjgTlCTluPA[/video]