Cancer stricken teen Stephen Sutton thanks fans for helping him complete his bucket list: “Wow. Just wow.”

Stephen Sutton has sent his fans a final 'thumbs up' from his hospital bed after they helped him to raise £1million for the Teenage Cancer Trust before he dies

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Stephen Sutton, 19, has had his final wish granted and raised £1million through his Just Giving page for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen took to social media to thank those who have helped the campaign gain so much traction.

He wrote: "The whole situation is just breathtaking in many ways!!

"But seriously... Wow. Just wow. Thank you all so much!"

Celebrities TV presenter Philip Schofield, comedian Jason Manford and top chef Raymond Blanc joined the long list of celebrities urging people to help the fund top the £1 million mark today.

And last night Stephen tweeted that he was truly humbled by the support and said "tonight's show of love and support epitomises how great people can be".

Yesterday the fun-loving teenager has told his fans he is close to death with a touching Facebook post, giving them a final 'thumbs up' and asking them to help him - if they could - reach his target before he bows out of this world.

Writing on his Facebook page, Stephen's Story, he said:

It's a final thumbs up from me! I've done well to blag things as well as I have up till now, but unfortunately I think this is just one hurdle too far.

It's a shame the end has come so suddenly- there's so many people I haven't got round to properly thank or say goodbye too. Apologies for that.

There was also so many exciting projects and things I didn't get to see out. Hopefully some will continue and if you want to carry on the fundraising please do (justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-TCT

is the link to donate to).

All future updates on this page will probably be from a family member. I hopefully may have the energy to write a few tweets (@_StephensStory). I will continue fighting for as long as I can, and whatever happens next I want you all to know I am currently in a good place mentally and at ease with the situation.

That's it from me. But life has been good. Very good.

Thank you to my mum and the rest of my family for everything. Thank you to my friends for being amazing. Thank you to my medical team for the hard work and effort they've continually they've put towards me. And thank you everyone else for sharing this wonderful journey with me.

I love you all x

Via Facebook / Stephen's Story
Via Facebook / Stephen's Story

Stephen was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 when he was 15, but despite having the tumour removed from his bowel it returned a year later, and doctors told him he would be unlikely to survive more than a few years.

He set up a bucket list online and has since achieved many wonderful goals - but number one on his list was to raise £1 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He says on his fundraising page: "My name’s Stephen and I’m pretty much like your average teenager- except for the last three years now I’ve been battling cancer.

"The current opinion voiced by my doctors is that my disease is incurable, and as a result I want to spend as much time as possible raising funds for a charity very close to my heart."

Via Facebook / Stephen's Story

"Teenage Cancer Trust have helped me hugely throughout my own cancer battle and helped shape who I am and my positive attitude today. They offer hope and a sense of community to young people with cancer like myself, and directly help face associated pragmatic and emotional issues.

"Teenage Cancer Trust believes that a teenager shouldn't stop being a teenager just because they've got cancer. The support they provide makes a huge difference to people, real people, like me. So please dig deep, be generous and donate- thank you!!"

You can donate to Stephen's cause via his JustGiving page - it'd be great to help the brave teenager meet his target.

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