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Dying Teen's Fundraising Page Passes £1m
A terminally ill 19-year-old has raised £1m after his final wish went viral.
Stephen Sutton, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with incurable colorectal cancer at the age of 15.
Last year he was told it was inoperable, prompting him to write a bucket list of 46 things he wanted to achieve.
One of his goals was to raise £1m for Teenage Cancer Trust, and he has been using the internet to help.
His JustGiving page has since gone viral, and he hit his target just after 11am on Wednesday.
Celebrities have been retweeting it on Twitter, and the funds keep on coming.
Piers Morgan tweeted: "What a remarkable, inspiring, courageous young man ... please help him achieve his total."
Stephen also has the backing of comedian Jason Manford, who said on Twitter: "Woohoo we got it trending #stephensstory. Well done everyone. Now keep going, we are so close."
Stephen posted on his Facebook page on Monday about his deteriorating condition, saying: "Currently I am in a very vulnerable position and do not know what will happen next.
"My right lung has collapsed and I am very weak (I'm finding it hard to type this message)
"I will fight as hard as I can, but if the worst happens I just want to say thank you all for sharing the journey with me- it's been wonderful."
On Tuesday, he posted an update saying he was signing off.
"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," he wrote.
"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.
"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"