Stephen Sutton, 19, was being treated for multiple tumours at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was recently pictured giving his ‘final thumbs up’ from his hospital bed – convinced that he would not make it out.
But Stephen has announced on Facebook that he has now been discharged after a ‘quite remarkable’ recovery.
Mr Cameron has tweeted a link to Stephen’s Just Giving page, where he is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, urging people to donate, saying: ‘An honour to meet @-StephensStory today – his courage is an inspiration to all of us.’
On Facebook, Stephen wrote: ‘I then also have some more great news…I’ve been discharged from hospital!!
‘After being at a point where it seemed like I’d never make it out it feels so awesome to be able to put that. The recovery I’ve undergone recently is quite remarkable.
‘It has been difficult, there is an emotional trauma attached to nearly dying (a few times) that will take a while to get used to, but ultimately I now feel even more fortunate to just be here and the experience serves as a potent reminder to go out there and live life as freely and as positively as possible.