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Gage Garmo, 17, is sick with a rare form of bone cancer called Osteoarcoma and with approximately one week left to live, his friends and family coordinated a campaign to fulfill his wish of meeting the rapper.
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Using the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem, the Detroit community rallied around Garmo and helped get the word to Eminem’s camp. Sunday, Twitter lit up with the news Marshall Mathers had visited his young fan at his Michigan home.
Eminem did not want the visit to become a media spectacle, TMZ reports, and quietly arrived there Sunday evening. The two spent about two hours together.
Metro Detroit, Gage Garmo got his dream! Thank you so much to everyone who helped this amazing man meet Eminem! #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem
— Jay Vinchi (@JayVinchi) January 11, 2015
#GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem succeeds! A tribute to a great young man, a kind entertainer and tenacious friends at Rochester High!
— Rev. John Miller (@RevJohnMiller) January 12, 2015
I’m so happy. Thank you @Eminem for spending time with him. ? #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem = a success pic.twitter.com/x29FHd9SHV
— Nicole Graham ? (@nicole_graham19) January 12, 2015