Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.B. Teen with Cancer Who Inspired Good Deeds to Be Honoured by Governor General

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.B. Teen with Cancer Who Inspired Good Deeds to Be Honoured by Governor General

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Teen to get honour for good deeds movement

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RIVERVIEW, N.B. - A New Brunswick teenager with terminal cancer is being honoured by Governor General Julie Payette with a Meritorious Service Decoration for inspiring people around the world to do good deeds.

Becca Schofield gained national attention in December 2016 when she posted a message on Facebook asking people to perform acts of kindness and post them on social media with the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.

The Riverview teen had put the request on her bucket list of things to do before she died after getting a terminal cancer diagnosis.

The Schofields told Global News they received a letter confirming the decoration in December, noting that a presentation ceremony will be held at a later date.

"She feels very honoured," said her mother, Anne Schofield. …

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