Friends and Rochester community members on Sunday rallied to show their support for a teenager who is losing his fifth battle against deadly cancer.
Gage Garmo, a 17-year-old Rochester High School student, has been diagnosed with cancer; and doctors have given him less than a week to live.
His friends yesterday met at Borden Park in Rochester Hills, and painted cars yellow with the hashtag #GarmoStrong. Then, they head to the Buffalo Wild Wings for a lunch and fundraiser for the teen and his family.
Tyler Goschnick, one the friends, said, "It's hard. Knowing my best friend, who has always been there for me is not going to be there much longer."
Ghais Garmo, the teen's father, said words could not express what the support of the community meant to his family.
Gage has expressed his desire to meet Detroit rap star Eminem before his looming death. His friends and the community have thus launched a campaign on Twitter using the hashtags #GarmoStrong and #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem in a desperate attempt to fulfill Gage's desire.
Gage previously won four battles against cancer, with multiple surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy. Last year, he had his right leg amputated but the disease persisted. The brave teen never stopped fighting though, and kept on fighting to this day.