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#StephensStory: Stephen Sutton's Cancer Fundraising Reaches £3 Million

28/04/2014 15:17 BST | Updated 28/04/2014 16:59 BST

A dying teenager's fundraising campaign has reached the phenomenal target of £3 million.

Stephen Sutton, 19, has been chronicling his battle with colorectal cancer while raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The donation will be the largest single sum the charity has ever received.

DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN HERE.

His story has been publicised by a number of celebrities such as Jason Manford and Piers Morgan.

On Sunday Stephen posted the remarkable news that he had "coughed up a tumour" and was breathing easier as a result.

Just days before he had posted a "final thumbs up".

Sutton had originally only been aiming to raise £10,000 but he has now smashed that target.

Raising the money was number one on his bucket list of 46 wishes including hugging an elephant:

Crowd-surfing in a rubber dinghy:

Along the way he has met bands, celebrities and all manner of famous folk:

He even got to read the news... sort of.

Truly inspirational stuff.

Stephen Sutton #StephensStory