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Queen to present posthumous Stephen Sutton honour

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The mother of remarkable teenage cancer hero Stephen Sutton will collect his posthumous MBE from the Queen later today.

Jane Sutton will collect the posthumous honour from Buckingham Palace on behalf of her son, who died in May following a four-year struggle against bowel cancer.

The 19-year-old, who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 15, raised more than £5 million for charity and became a household name as he approached his disease with good humour and stoicism, with his trademark thumbs-up sign a symbol of his positive attitude.

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