Despite initiating battles with R&B stars and pop princesses and spitting some of the harshest venom towards people he doesn’t like, Eminem has an altruistic side, which was displayed when he visited a terminally ill high school student who was given just one week to live.
Seventeen-year-old Gage Garmo has been battling Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and sadly doctors say he doesn’t have much time left. That’s when Garmo’s friends took the initiative to make one of his dreams come true: to have a one-on-one meeting with Mr. Slim Shady.
After starting a social media campaign, while simultaneously organizing a fundraiser, the teen’s buddies were successful in their attempts at reaching Em, which was confirmed by Royce da 5’9″ in an Instagram post.
“Mission accomplished,” he wrote. “God Bless this beautiful kid and thank you guys for all your hard work.”
Clearly, the teen is receiving tons of support and encouragement from his friends and family, but he’s giving others encouragement too.
“He always made me feel like I needed to be positive no matter what,” said Sydney Hodge in an interview with MyFoxDetroit.com. “It was something that was like better for him. He just wanted to see his friends happy no matter what he was going through.”
Another classmate echoed those sentiments.
“Gage was probably my biggest inspiration this year,” said Blake Fetterhoff. “We have helmet stickers with our numbers on my helmet. He probably got me through this season. I couldn’t see this season without him.”