Eminem Makes Dying Teen Fan's Wish Come True

. (Radio.com) Pop stars have a rare privilege of having their mere presence mean something valuable to people, something that becomes even more extreme to people nearing the end of their lives. We see this with Make a Wish Foundation gifts to spend a patient's last days with a hero.

In the case of metro teenage Detroit fan Gage Garmo and his hometown hero Eminem, the call to have Em spend some time with Garmo wasn't from the official MaWF, but from social media. Garmo suffers from Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and is terminally ill, with an estimated week to live, according to mlive.

"Gage sat up with a grin on his face," Rainbow Connection's Ingrid Todt told the Detroit Free Press about the meeting. "His family hadn't seen their son do that in such a long time," saying that the two chatted about hip-hop and football.

"We're so glad we were able to reach Eminem's people and they were able to respond, and Eminem was able on such short notice to go and see this boy in his own home," added executive director Mary Grace McCarter of Rainbow Connection, which helped arrange the meeting at Garmo's home. "It says something about everybody, really. I hope all the students and friends of Gage feel good about their well-wishes too." Read more here.

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