|Birth Day:||December 16, 1994|
|Death Date:||May 14, 2014 (age 19)|
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As per our current Database, Stephen Sutton died on May 14, 2014 (age 19).
He graduated at the top of his class from Chase Terrace Technology College in Staffordshire, England; before learning that his cancer was terminal, he had submitted an application to the medical program at Cambridge University.
Sutton was born on 16 December 1994, and attended Highfields Primary School and secondary school 'Chase Terrace Technology College' in his home town of Burntwood, Staffordshire. During his youth, Sutton was a very active child, participating in sports and athletics, particularly long-distance running and football; he was at one point a trialist at Walsall F.C., and set a record in under-15 400 m at his school.
Sutton received straight A grades from Chase Terrace Technology College in August 2012, and had interviews at Cambridge University to study medicine, as well as universities in Leicester and Leeds. He later withdrew his applications before getting a verdict, after his cancer was determined to be incurable.
Sutton was diagnosed with stage 3B colorectal cancer at the age of 15, and subsequently went through aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatments. He was declared cancer-free, but a tumour returned behind his knee, which was treated by further chemotherapy. Doctors considered an amputation of Sutton's left leg, but the tumour had already spread to other parts of his lower body. In December 2012, two years after the initial diagnosis, the cancer was deemed incurable after spreading to the lungs and liver. Sutton did not ask how long he was expected to survive, choosing to measure his life in the difference he could make, rather than in time. On 24 January 2014, in a speech at London's O2 Arena, he called his first diagnosis "a good thing. It was a huge kick up the backside, it taught me to take nothing for granted, and gave me a lot of motivation for life".
After his diagnosis, Sutton began participating in charity events with the Teenage Cancer Trust, and later started his own website and blog in January 2013. At the same time, he began fundraising for the trust, with an initial goal of £10,000. Following unexpected support, the goal was raised to £100,000 and £500,000 the same year, before being raised to £1,000,000 in March 2014 and went over the £4,000,000 mark by the end of May 2014. During his fundraising campaign, Sutton was supported by several celebrities, most notably Jimmy Carr, Jonathan Ross and Jason Manford. Manford donated £10,000 and gave all the turnover from his own comedy clubs for the entire month of May to the charity. Following Sutton's hospitalisation in April 2014, Manford became the unofficial spokesperson for the charity, appearing in interviews promoting the cause. He also launched the campaign "#thumbsupforStephen", asking people to share selfies of themselves promoting the campaign.
In April 2013, Sutton met Kevin Spacey's filmmaker-in-residence Grigorij Richters while rehearsing as part of the drummer group for the opening ceremony of the 2013 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. They quickly became friends. Richters and his team began following him around for several months, filming Sutton at home with his family and at several fundraisers. In the summer of 2013 Sutton went on holiday to Ibiza (his last travel) with his close friends. Richters equipped him with several GoPro cameras. The documentary is in development, as of 2016, and will be made into a feature-length film.
Sutton's goal of £1,000,000 was reached on 23 April 2014, and on 2 May, he was discharged from the hospital following an improvement in his condition. Later that same day he also met with prime minister David Cameron, who voiced his support for the campaign. On 4 May, Sutton helped break the Guinness World Record for 'The most number of people making heart-shaped hand gestures', with 554 people at Chase Terrace Technology College.
In September 2014, £2.9 million of the £4.96 million raised was invested in specialist cancer units for young people at seven British hospitals. A further £1.2 million was put towards 50 care scholarships at Coventry University, and £700,000 invested in improving cancer awareness information and helping patients attend the charity's annual weekend conference. On 14 May 2016, the second anniversary of Sutton's death, £5.5 million had been raised.
Following a lung collapse on 22 April 2014, Sutton was put on life-support but in a stable condition. He died of colorectal cancer in his sleep at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in the early hours of 14 May 2014, at age 19. His death was announced on his Facebook page by his mother. His elder brother Chris wrote on Twitter that
Sutton was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours "for services to Teenage Cancer Trust Charity"; the award was dated 14 May. His mother, Jane, said that "though Stephen continually told all of us that he didn't do charity work for recognition, even he acknowledged that to be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire was awesome". Jane received the MBE from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in November 2014.
On 7 October 2014, Sutton was recognised at the Pride of Britain Awards with the award for "Special Recognition". It was presented to his family by Jason Manford and Roger Daltrey.
On 11 November 2014 Coventry University announced that it would posthumously award an Honorary Doctorate of Science, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to highlighting the unique needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer. His mother collected it on his behalf later that month.
From 2014, the Download Festival has paid tribute to Sutton, and its main stage has been named after him. He attended the festival in 2013 as part of his "bucket list".
Skydiving and entering the Guinness Book of Records were two goals which Sutton achieved before his death. On 10 July 2015 at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire, 402 people made 403 tandem jumps of at least 10,000 feet in 24 hours for the Teenage Cancer Trust in his honour, breaking the previous record of 286. His mother, an official ambassador for the trust, also ran a marathon and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in her son's memory.
Burntwood's Christmas tree for 2014 was dedicated to Sutton, and decorated with the yellow ribbons. In September 2015, Virgin Trains renamed Pendolino 390 002 in his honour. In June 2014, an elephant at the West Midlands Safari Park was named Sutton by public vote; he had previously met the animal's mother as part of a wish to hug an animal larger than himself.
Born and raised in Burntwood, Staffordshire, England, he was active during his childhood and early teenage years in football (soccer) and track.
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