Terminally-ill cancer teen Stephen Sutton has been released from hospital, just hours after he was visited by David Cameron who praised his ‘incredible zest for life’.

The 19-year-old, who has raised more than £3million for charity, was discharged from hospital yesterday and described his recent recovery as ‘quite remarkable’.

He wrote on Facebook: ‘I 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.’

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He added: ‘The simple things we take for granted are all blessings, and living truly is a privilege we should all try and enjoy and make the most of!

‘This extra period of time I now have feels like a gift, one that I’m determined to use productively.’

Stephen, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, has raised more than £3.1million in donations from 131,000 people since posting Stephen’s Story, a film about his bucket list, on the internet.

Mr Cameron said Stephen’s courage ‘is an inspiration to all of us’ after meeting him yesterday. 

Donate to Stephen Sutton’s JustGiving page here.

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