It is very sad that he has now 'left the party', but his fundraising continues in his absence, already topping £3.6million, and his Facebook page has 1.1million likes.
This young man showed that in adversity you can find humour and determination to make a difference. With such a mature aspect in one so young, it tends to make you think of your own mortality. One would like to think that, faced with similar challenges, we too would rise to the occasion.
It does seem hard to live with the fact that this young man will no longer be here to make his impact in person, but I am sure that his legacy will be inspirational, and show that ultimately people do care and want to make a difference.
PS: In the 10 minutes it's taken to write this post, his fundraising total has increased by £11,000. Long may this continue! https://www.justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-tct