I came across this this week and wondered how many of you had also seen it? This boy is amazing, truly inspirational and his story is well worth reading.
He's a 19 year old lad who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15, and it has since become terminal. He has raised over £2.6 million for the Teenage Cancer trust through his Just Giving page (apparently, this has broken all previous records) and he writes a daily blog on how he is doing. He is probably the most positive and well-balanced person I have ever come across. Having lost my own father to cancer when I was 24 and he 54, I have seen first hand the devastation this cruel disease wrecks on families, and this young boy just astonishes me. His situation and his attitude to it and the way he handles it are a lesson to us all. I would gently suggest, if you're feeling a bit down, then read his story- it will put everything in perspective and make you appreciate fully the life you have got and the opportunities we all have to make our lives as worthwhile as they can be.
Last Sunday he became very poorly very quickly and, following a collapsed lung with secondary tumours taking over, he wrote what he thought would be his last post. Only it wasn't. I've just caught up with his latest blog entry today on Facebook and his story over the last few days is really quite astonishing. The doctors believe he has actually coughed up one of the tumours, and as a result his breathing is better and he is able to breath again without oxygen. So many people are wishing him well and sending him love and good thoughts, he has become a focal point for a world's will to beat cancer.
Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/StephensStory