Eminem is making dreams come true. The Detroit rapper granted a terminally ill fan’s dying wish.
Gage Garmo, 17, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Osteoarcoma. His dream was to meet his idol Eminem. With approximately one week to live, his friends and family organized a campaign using the hash tag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem.
Through the power of social media and the Detroit community, Em heard about Gage’s story and visited Gage at his home in Michigan, which is about 20 minutes from where Em lives.
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
According to TMZ, Em quietly arrived to Gage’s home around 5 p.m. on Sunday and spent around an hour talking and hanging out with the Rochester High School student.
Eminem was adamant that he wanted to avoid the media spectacle and Gage was in good spirits during their meeting.
Friends and fans celebrated the successful mission, and Em’s Bad Meets Evil partner Royce Da 5’9″ thanked supporters for making it happen.
“Mission accomplished,” said Royce. “God Bless this beautiful kid and thank you guys for all your hard work.”