If you opened this page, what you will read probably won’t be what you expected.
Over the past few weeks like many of you, I have been reading about an amazing young man called Stephen Sutton. I don’t want to tell his whole story as it is well documented – You can read it HERE. He was diagnosed with terminal Cancer at 19, and spent the last months of his life raising money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. He didn’t moan, he didn’t complain about how unfair life is. He just spent the time he had left trying to improve the lives of others. he passed away in his sleep last night (14th May 2014).
His Mother wrote this this morning
My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.
His mom x
I actually started to make a quick video about this, but having lost my own Sister to Cancer when she was in her 20’s, it was very emotional. Even writing this my eyes are welling up.
There have been so many tributes to this young man, but what ever is said it cannot do him justice. I know many of my readers are “of a certain age”. Sometimes our generations (40plus) look at the younger lads and dismiss them. The media like to paint everyone under 25 as a unemployed, drug taking, granny bashing thug. Jeremy Kyle doesn’t help either. This is something that winds me up a bit. So to see a young lad like Stephen Sutton getting such plaudits is great for all young people.
So when you are going about you’re everyday business thinking how hard done to you are. Or your pissed off because Betfair put the race in play 10 seconds early and it cost you £20. Just draw inspiration from this young man. I have a picture of him stuck to the bottom of my PC. next to my sister. Every time I think things are not going as well as I would like, I will just glance over at them and draw inspiration from their incredible courage. Then get things are put a little more into perspective. All this doesn’t matter. Not one bit of it. (Trading and Betfair). There are so many people around the world who are suffering and in pain. I know that even some of you guys reading this may fall into that category, or have close friends or family who are very poorly. We are all guilty of feeling hard done to, I guess it’s part of human nature. But sometimes, just sometimes, every now and then someone or something comes along to remind us how lucky we really are. Stephen Sutton is one such individual.
So while reading my blog or watching my videos, If I’ve ever inspired you to make money, improved your trading or entertained you (unlikely ) I thought it would be great if we could perhaps donate a couple of quid to Stephen’s fund raising page. FUND RASING PAGE You are under no obligation whatsoever to do this. But I know some of you would like to get involved. It’s not a contest, I am not keeping score or check. It’s not about trying to look good or any shit like that. I don’t want you to donate “on behalf of Itsamugsblog” – Just do it in your own name or anonymously if you wish, and only if you wish too.
This lad has stirred an emotion that makes me want to pay tribute to him. This is my verity small way of doing that. One of his bucket list wishes (Number 42) was to inspire someone to “become a Doctor or fundraiser”. When we talk about inspiration – This incredible young man has probably inspired a nation. So if you need to draw some Inspiration from somewhere when things are not going so well. Draw some from Stephen’s Story