‘Great inspiration to everyone’ – Trump recognizes NJ cancer survivor at SOTU
A girl from New Jersey, recognized for her work in fighting childhood cancer, was a guest of President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, Tuesday night during the State of the Union address.
Ten-year-old Grace Eline of Gillette, of Morris County, was recognized for her work in fighting childhood cancer.
Ever since Grace was 4 years old, instead of birthday gifts, she asked people donate to cancer research.
When she was 9 years old, she was diagnosed with a germ cell brain tumor.
The president, during his address, called for a $500 million increase in funding for childhood cancer research.
Grace was recognized as a Gold Ribbon Hero by the American Childhood Cancer Organization.