“Stephen’s Story”: the remarkable Stephen Sutton


Today (May 30th),  a remarkable young man and life force, Stephen Sutton, will be buried.

He died from Cancer having fought the disease from the age of 15. The video above was an inspirational speech that Stephen gave to a conference in 2013 called “Find Your Sense of Tumour” that is held annually by the Teenagers and Young Adults With Cancer organisation.

This morning I watched as the television news covered the amazing outpouring of support and celebration for a remarkable life as a vigil was held at Lichfield Cathedral.

To read about this and some background to Stephen’s life see this article from the Guardian.

Here is a photo of Stephen taken in hospital shortly before he died.


You can see the smile that he always had and his now famous “thumbs up”. We are all the richer for his life and the inspiration he gave us to live our lives to the full and not sit around feeling sorry for ourselves.

R.I.P. Stephen

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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