Community rallies around teen stricken with cancer

 17-year-old Rochester High School student Gage Garmo is described as a person who inspires everyone around him, even in his toughest times. 

Garmo is fighting Osteosarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer that kills between three-hundred and nine-hundred of those infected with the disease a year.

His friends who know him best say he tries to help everyone around him and he is even a bigger inspiration.

Blake Fetterhoff said, "Gage was probably my biggest inspiration this year. We have helmet stickers with our numbers on them (football helmets) and I put his number 32 under my number on my helmet. He probably got me through this season. I couldn't see this season without him."

Another friend Tyler Goschnick says, "he never had any sad or bad spirits about it, he was always so positive and that honestly kept us positive."

His friends learned Wednesday Gage may only have a week to live.

So they've decided to redeem what little time Gage has to left to show him how much they care.

Sydney Hodge says of Gage, "he always made me feel like I needed to be positive no matter what, it was something that was like better for him. He just  wanted to see his friends happy no matter what he was going through."

So his friends, his classmates and his community are rallying around Gage.

They have raised more than eleven thousand dollars for his family in one day and they're working to Gage an opportunity to meet Eminem. 

Sunday at Noon they're meeting at Bolden Park in Rochester and they're going to paint about 200 cars yellow which is Gage's favorite color and they're going to paint the hash-tag Garmo strong. They're going to take that convoy of  cars past Gage's house then hold a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 1234 Walton Boulevard. 

Go Fund Me page for Gage: http://www.gofundme.com/garmostrong


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