When Becca Schofield was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year she put together a bucket list. One of the things on it was to create a kindness campaign.
Becca asked people via Facebook to perform acts of kindness and post about the good deeds using the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.
Her request quickly spread around the world, with thousands of people doing something kind and then posting about it on social media.
— Eugene Uyeda (@EugeneUyeda) December 1, 2017
Bought coffee for the car behind me in the Tim’s drive thru today because #beccatoldmeto
— Jake Roland (@gmacburnie) September 18, 2017
— Riley Anthony (@riley_anthony09) September 19, 2017
The Canadian teenager, who had surgery the day after her diagnosis, has commented on how she looks forward to seeing people’s acts of kindness online.
“I love hearing those stories, I crave them, they’re what keep me going.”
“When I used to see videos … people doing great things I would think, ‘That’s awesome, I wish I could do stuff like that.’ and that’s really how the hashtag started. I was too tired to be able to go out and help on my own so it was more of a request to everyone,” Becca explains.
Becca has recently been diagnosed with another tumour, and her parents are hoping people will help them make this an extra special Christmas for her.
“This could very well be her last Christmas more than likely, so we are going to have to make it the best Christmas we can,” said Becca’s mum, Anne.
Their post box has already started filling up with Christmas cards for Becca. If you’d like to send a card to Becca, you can send it to:
PO Box 71-35
Pine Glen Road, Riverview, N.B.