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New Jersey childhood cancer survivor invited to White House for second time.

Grace Eline raised over $40,000 for children with cancer. Former first lady Melania Trump invited Eline to the 2019 State of the Union Address because of her efforts.

Matt Trapani and Karina Gerry

Sep 13, 2023, 10:36 PM

Updated 280 days ago

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A New Jersey teen and cancer survivor has been invited to the White House for a second time.
Grace Eline, 14, is passionate about pediatric cancer research and those impacted by cancer.
When Eline was just 9 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. While fighting her own battle, Eline raised over $40,000 for children with cancer. Former first lady Melania Trump invited Eline to the 2019 State of the Union Address because of her efforts.
“To be invited once, I mean I’m so grateful for it. But it’s such an amazing experience because I’m going to be able to meet a lot more people with awesome stories also who are like me who are survivors,” Eline says.
This time around Eline will be speaking at the White House with lawmakers on a federal level about President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a national effort to bring together health care providers, researchers, patients, caregivers and advocates together in the fight against cancer.


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