Over 27,000 sign petition calling for cancer charity hero Stephen Sutton to be knighted

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Stephen Sutton to be granted a knighthood.


by Fiona Day |
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The 19-year-old suffers from terminal cancer, but this hasn’t stopped him raising millions for Teenage Cancer Trust within a matter of weeks.

The brave teenager shared a picture of his ‘final thumbs up’ as he feared the worst, but following the support of celebrities and the general public- and their generous donations- his condition made a miraculous improvement.

Last week he told followers that he had ‘coughed up’ a tumour, and days later he was discharged from hospital.

That same week, his fundraising stopped the £3 million mark.

Author of the change.org petition John Millar says: ‘I do not know Stephen, but I wish I did.’

Stephen Sutton met David Cameron the same day he was discharged from hospital
Stephen Sutton met David Cameron the same day he was discharged from hospital

‘He is a true hero and it would be an honour to address him as 'Sir'.’

‘Stephen is terminally ill and his dying wish was to make people aware of the horror of teenage cancer. With dignity and wit, he has raised over £3 million in days.’

John Millar added: ‘He deserves to know that the nation has taken him to heart and that he will live always in memory for doing something amazing.’

Stephen’s original target was £10,000, but thanks to his regular engagement on social media (despite being told he had just hours to live) he has managed to completely dwarf this amount.

Stephen says: ‘My disease is very advanced and will get me eventually, but I will try my hardest to be here as long as possible.’

‘I haven't died yet, the journey continues, so I guess I'm needed a bit longer.’

Sign the petition here.

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