Becca Schofield, the teenager with terminal cancer from New Brunswick, will be honored with meritorious service decoration by the Governor General Julie Payette. The good deeds done by the teenager have inspired people all around the world.
On December 2016, she requested to the people through Facebook to do acts of kindness. She asked them to post the acts on social media using the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo. This request got the national attention when it received an overwhelming response from the people. This request was one of her bucket list items she wanted to complete before she dies of cancer.
The Queen started this award to recognize the exceptional deeds of the Canadian citizens which brought honor to Canada. Astronaut Ret’d Col. Chris Hadfield and Olympian Clara Hughes were the past recipients of this award.
According to Anne Schofield, the mother of Becca, she is proud of her daughter and everything she has achieved. She added that Becca feels much honored and each award received by her has touched her emotional side.
Anne added that her daughter is happy that even a small request made by her changed the lives of many people. It has created a ripple effect. She said that her daughter is tired and her journey is almost at its end. The award presentation ceremony date is not yet fixed.