AGSS awarded recipient Emilee Garfield sent the following note to the AGSS Foundation:
After I received your gift, I started to have hope again and there are actually nice people out there willing to help. I also want to make a difference in another persons life battling cancer like you have for me. I have started a website blog called emileefightscancer.com. I first started with my caring bridge called Emilee Garfield and so far I have up to 8,000 people following me. I had no idea I would have this kind of impact on people but I want to become an inspiration to others to never give up and keep fighting.
My story is unique and I hope you watch the video from the following news link. It brings awareness to the radiation I had as a child from the first cancer I had called Rhabdomyosarcoma. It was linked to Agent Orange from my dad in Vietnam. Due to all the radiation I had as a child, I developed ovarian cancer at the young age of 38.
If you would like to learn more about Emilee and her story please click on the links below.