Some believe that they are too old to change, but change is a choice and age is an excuse. Many will have heard of the inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton; he won't get the choice to change when he is old, because he lost his battle with cancer this week at the tender age of 19. Of course there are many young people who lose such battles, but Stephen turned his negative into a positive by raising over three million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. When he realised there was no going back, he looked forward, created a bucket list with his fundraising goal at the top, and as well as continuing on his personal fight, he stayed focused on his goals, took massive action and made it happen (in fact as things stand he raised over 350 times more than his original goal).
What inspired so many was how he turned a negative into a positive, he maintained his belief that you can get things done, and had a zest for life which drove him to make sure he lived every moment. His original goal was to become a doctor one day, but said recently "unfortunately my diagnosis means I won't be able to fulfill that dream but my core purpose of helping others is still the same."
The second young person turned bullying into a positive and at the age of only 13 stood in front of thousands and told his story in the form of a unique rap. Watch it here (and get the happy hankies ready):
When life has given you something, it's up to you to decide how to react.