Eminem makes a dying teen's final wish come true

Jan 12, 2015 at 7:21 p.m. ET
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A cancer-stricken teen had his dying wish granted with less than a week to live when Eminem showed up in his living room.

Seventeen-year-old Gage Garmo has a rare form of bone cancer and is spending his last days at home, but friends knew how badly he wanted to meet his idol. They started spreading the word through social media, then the local news picked up the story and it wound up drawing the attention of Rainbow Connection, a Michigan-based organization that grants final wishes to local kids.

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The group's spokesperson, Ingrid Todt, explained what happened when Eminem walked into the house. "Gage sat up with a grin on his face. His family hadn't seen their son do that in such a long time."

Rapper and Shady Records label mate, Royce da 5'9", was on hand for the special meeting, and he shared his thoughts about the special moment on Instagram.

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"It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen," Todt said. "The stars aligned, and Gage's wish came true."

Added Rainbow Connection executive director, Mary Grace McCarter, "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. It says something about everybody, really. I hope all the students and friends of Gage feel good about their well-wishes too."

Eminem has not publicly commented on the visit.

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