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Teen Cancer Patient Inspires "Mass Acts Of Kindness" With Her Dying Wish

Seventeen-year-old Becca Schofield has a lot on her mind this Christmas.

The teenager from New Brunswick, Canada is planning out her bucket list, after being told by her doctors could have as little as three months to live.

Schofield has been fighting her cancer for two years, but was told early this month that she was terminal. To make the most of her final days, she has been planning a very modest list of last requests, including getting a tattoo and eating some of her dad's macaroni and cheese.

But Schofield's list has one unique final wish: to inspire people everywhere to do what she calls "mass acts of kindness" for the people around them.

Her request is simple: if you're moved by her plight, and want to do something to help, just do something kind and share your story online with the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.

This way, she says, there's no barriers for anyone to contribute.

"No matter how young or old," she writes on Facebook, "rich or poor, no matter where in the world, you can participate."

Since posting her appeal last week, people across Canada have been sharing their random acts of kindness online. From big deeds to small, the people contributing all share a desire to help make the world a better place, which is what Schofield asked them to do.




Schofield's mother Anne says that seeing people embrace her daughter's challenge is helping to lift the family's spirits.

"We feed off that, the positive message that people give us," she says, "it helps us get through it."

As for Schofield, she hopes people continue to spread generosity, even after she's passed away.

"Even if I am gone, I am still going to to be here in the acts of kindness that people have done and people are going to remember me for that."

Will you do something generous because Becca told you to?

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