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Eminem Grants Dying Fan’s Wish


Detroit rapper Marshall Mathers, known globally as Eminem, responded to a social media campaign to grant a dying teen’s wish by visiting the terminally ill fan at his home in Michigan.

17 year old Gage Garmo was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and given just one week to live. A huge fan of Eminem, he expressed a desire to meet his icon before his passing, and his friends rallied to give support and make his dream happen. They started a social media campaign using the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem in order to get the superstar’s attention. The campaign quickly spread on social media, with more and more Eminem fans joining the cause. It was deemed a massive success.


Eminem, who has received praise in recent years for his work to boost his home town of Detroit, travelled from Atlanta to meet Gage at home, arriving quietly on Sunday evening to try and avoid a media spectacle. The two reportedly spent a few hours simply ‘hanging out’. A simple gesture, but one that meant the world to Gage.

Rapper and right-hand-man to Eminem Royce 5’9 took to twitter to announce the good news early Monday morning. His tweet read:

Mission accomplished. God Bless this beautiful kid and thank you guys for all your hard work...”


Gage sadly passed away on Monday night, but he has left a lasting impression with his family and friends. A candlelight vigil was held in his honour at Rochester High School, and a GoFundMe account was set up to help support his grieving family.

Gage’s family have expressed their thanks for all the support given, and to all those who made their son’s wish happen.

Gage was due to turn 18 this Friday.                                

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Eminem Grants Dying Fan’s Wish Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Rating: 5
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