Teen who died of brain cancer honored at golf tournament
A teen who lived a short but extraordinary life was honored Monday at a golf tournament fundraiser for Make-A-Wish in Greenwich.
News 12's Suzanne Goldklang met Steven Sudell last October when the teenager was in hospice for advanced brain cancer. Sudell had a passion for inspiring people.
In the last few weeks of his life, Sudell asked his parents to continue with his YouTube channel and to keep raising money for his favorite charity, Make-A-Wish.
"I feel like once we shaved his head, he started turning into like a different person, just like an angel really," says his mother Amy Sudell.
Sudell loved golf and continued to play as his cancer progressed. He even won a town tournament at Griffith Harris.
Before he died, Sudell and his parent's discussed plans for a golf tournament, but Monday's event turned out bigger than any of them could've imagined.
Sudell's mother had to turn people away from Monday's tournament but she hopes to find a way to keep the event growing in the future.
"I have surprised myself," says Amy Sudell. "The strength that I have and the things I have been able to do...so I am very thankful to be his mom."