Eminem was able to grant a terminally ill teen his final wish before he died.
17-year-old Michigan teen Gage Garmo was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone form of bone cancer that he has been fighting the entire time he was in high school. Recently, doctors had told him that he had less than a week to live. Gage wanted one final thing before he passed–to meet his favorite rapper Eminem.
According to The YBF, Gage’s friends joined together on Twitter and Instagram with hashtags to raise awareness for this to happen. A Michigan-based organization called Rainbow Connection (that works to grant wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening illnesses), were able to get in contact with Eminem’s team, telling him Gage’s story. On January 11, 2014, Eminem came back to his home state, and visited Gage at his home. They spent an hour together, talking about music and football, and just having a good time. The next day, Gage passed away. Friday, January 16 would’ve been his 18th birthday.
It’s a sad story, but it’s great that Eminem was able to give Gage probably one of the happiest moments of his life before Gage passed away. I’m sure it meant the world to him and to his family. Prayers go out to Gage’s loved ones.
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