Weʼve raised £2,845 to to help Stephen's Family with Funeral Costs
- Funded on Wednesday, 24th August 2016
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On Saturday 23rd July 2016 Stephen Johnson passed away. Stephen was only 14 years old and he had a spinal Injury. Anyone who met Stephen instantly fell in love with his smile, his character and his cheekiness. Stephen was left paralysed when he was only 6 after been hit by a car. His strength got him through that as he learnt to cope with life in a wheelchair. At the age of 10 Stephen visited a fun day that was set up by a new wheelchair basketball club called the Tees Valley Titans. With no fear he jumped into one of the sports chairs and you could see he was a natural at the sport of Wheelchair Basketball. He joined the club and started compete at national Junior level, At such a young age teams from around the country began to recognise his talent. He hated to lose and always apologised to his coaches if his team lost. That was just Stephen, if he wasn't practicing at club sessions, he was practicing at home. At the 2015 National junior championship's he was named national player of the year voted by each region and also attended Great Britain camps at only the age of 13. Stephen was almost certain to be a superstar at the sport and all he dreamt about was representing GB at the Paralympics one day. He became ill. He became ill on 15th July with an infection that attacked his body which caused his heart to stop. Which left Stephen in a coma. The spirit of the kid's fighting spirit is that he wouldn't let go and fought all week but sadly for us all this was one battle he couldn't overcome and he passed away on the Saturday morning with his Mam and Dad Allison and Stephen by his side and his Titans Shirt on his chest. We have all been deprived by this loss of a young man who in inspired everyone who met him and we will all miss him so much. Please look over us Stephen and Inspire us from a far. We will never forget you x
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- 3 years ago
Lee Fawcett3 years ago
On behave of Stephens Family and from Stephens club the Titans. We want to thank everyone for the donations and kind messages. We will give the funds raised to Stephens Family and it won't bring our special boy back but at least it can help the family in some small way
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Aug 2, 2016
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Aug 2, 2016
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Jul 31, 2016
Love and thoughts to stephens family xx
Jul 30, 2016
So very sad, special thoughts for Stephen and his family. RIP Stephen. Love Hannah, Daniel and Bradley Slater. Xx
Natalie and Duncan
Jul 29, 2016
The Readle family
Jul 29, 2016
A little piece of our Titan family has gone. We will never forget you Stephen and you will be in our hearts forever. Love from The Readles especially your Titan buddy Liam ❤🏀❤🏀
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I am the Head Coach of the Tees Valley Titans Wheelchair Basketball Team. I live in Middlesbrough with my wife Linda and 5 children. I and my club the Titans are fundraising to help Stpehen's Family in this hard time. Stephen was one of our own and a True Titan.