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17-Yr-Old Girl With Terminal Cancer Makes 1 Request, Sparks Worldwide Wave Of Kindness.

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All across the world, people are suffering from debilitating diseases. They have to battle through difficult treatments, medications, numerous trips to hospitals, and yet many are able to have a positive outlook at the end of the day. We’ve seen a woman create a dance for cancer to brighten patient’s days and a little boy with his own battle starting a cocoa stand for others.

17-year-old Becca Schofield is another one of these inspirational faces. She recently received devastating news. After fighting cancer for over 2 years, there are new tumors and doctors have told her to prepare for the worst. In spite of the grim situation, she is doing something incredible. She began making a list of things she wanted to do and at the top of that list was: to encourage others to perform mass acts of kindness.


“It can be as big or as small as you’d like,” Becca mentioned on Twitter. “Donate to charity, volunteer your time, or even just do the dishes without your parents asking. Do something to make someone smile and then tweet what you did under the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.”

Her family is rallying around her and her inspiring cause.  Her mother commented that, “[Becca] is writing a bucket list and we plan to help her fill as many wishes as we can.”

Local Coun. Tammy Rampersaud is also a huge supporter, “I think inside of each one of us we want to do good … so people are doing small things for others, and they’re doing big things all in Becca’s name and it’s beautiful.”

She also mentioned that someone had recently dropped off two cakes at the hospital with #BeccaToldMeTo written in icing across the top!

“What she has asked folks to do – it seems like something so small but it’s not,” Rampersaud told Information Morning Moncton. “We’re all doing it in her name but I think she’s a genius. What that’s giving us is just incredible joy … and then there are recipients, too, so I think she knew what she was doing when she asked this, and she’s given us something really special.”

Becca’s hope is that the hashtag will trend worldwide. Hundreds of people have already jumped at the chance to help her fulfill her dream.

“What she’s put out there for all of us, it’s a big lesson for us and I think it will stay with us for a long time,”Rampersaud said. “I think we’ll continue to do good in her name because it feels good, it feels good to get, but it feels so good to give.”

“…I think that Becca will live on for a long time in each one of us.â€


We have no doubt that the girl with the contagious smile will leave an incredible legacy behind her.

Share her story today to inspire more acts of kindness.

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