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PM visits teenage cancer patient

The Prime Minister today paid a private visit to a teenage cancer patient who has raised more than £3 million for charity while battling the disease.

David Cameron dropped in to see Stephen Sutton at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital this morning, spending around 15 minutes with the 19-year-old.

During the meeting, Stephen, whose fund-raising for the Teenage Cancer Trust has won backing from people around the world, posed for pictures alongside the Prime Minister, his mother Jane and the consultant treating him.

Following the visit, Mr Cameron described Stephen, who has used Facebook and YouTube to chronicle his battle against multiple tumours, as an "amazing" inspiration to others.

Speaking ahead of an event to launch his party's local and European election campaign, Mr Cameron told the Birmingham Mail: "He's amazing, just an inspiration.

"Anyone who watches that video on YouTube just can't help but be impressed by his bravery and courage but also his incredible warmth and passion for life.

"It really is extraordinary."

Mr Cameron added: "He's also got a great sense of humour, a great sense of fun, his bucket list is extraordinary."

Stephen, from Burntwood, Staffordshire has so far raised £3.4 million after Stephen's Story, a film about his bucket list, was posted online.


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