Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death


Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity based in UK that serves to improve lives of young people stricken with cancer.

Sutton, a Burntwood, Staffordshire resident, has finally succumbed to his three-year illness at age 19. He posted on his Facebook page, "I've always been a firm believer that people are 'good,' and to see people come together for the cause recently in the way they have is incredibly touching and heartwarming."

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