Thursday, 14 March 2013
This is Stephen's Story
Today my blogging is not all about my travel but on this charity fundraising which I am helping with Stephen's cause. Stephen is my daughter, Trixiebella high school classmate and during these 3 years every teenagers enjoying life and easy free life styles living but not for this young man, he is fighting his life with cancer.
I have been busy trying to get some company to do cheaper printing of photos for me so that I can donate for his cause and will be donating 10 photos for him so that he can auction in his one of the wanted to do list that is ballroom dinner. Also there is another British photographer, Ashley Vincent whom donated one of his photo for this cause. Ashley is a professional wildlife photograher whom is now living in Thailand and he is the winner of the prestigious Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. His portfolio are at the following link:
to view his stunning and amazing beautiful works.
Here is the Stephen's Story.
Stephen is a 18 years old and in the last 3 years he have been fighting cancer in his bowel, leg and pelvis. He have had to undergo surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Medical opinion has ranged from him requiring an amputation to now instead being incurable. He is facing a very uncertain, and probably very limited future.
Originally Stephen all he ever wanted to do was study hard and make a difference to the world by becoming a doctor, however in light of his circumstances he decided to be more pragmatic with his time.
This involve utilizing as many short term opportunities as possible to enrich his own life experience and most importantly to try and improve lives of others by fundraising and raising awareness of cancer in teenagers and young adults.
He had 46 items of wanted to do list before this cancer took over his life. He had completed half of the wanted to do list now. He also have hit his target of 10,000 gbp for his cause of raising awareness of cancer in teenagers and young adults. Now he is going for another higher target of 50,000 gbp for his cause of fundraising and if anyone want interested or wanted to do a little to help his cause then here is the link to his Justgiving fundraising page. It also included on the page a write up why he have decided to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust:
Photo: Supplied by Catherine Suen and Robert Suen