It was a glorious moment as her smile lit up the room. The big room that is, the one known as ‘The People’s House’. It was a moment that Grace would never forget.
“You are an inspiration to us all,” proclaimed the president, as he delivered Grace’s story to a nation that was in need of some inspiration.
First Lady Melania Trump stood by her side as the applause filled the room and the airwaves of the broadcast that had an estimated 46.8 million viewers across the U.S., and many millions more around the world.
Ten year old, Grace Eline, was a special guest of honor at the 2019 State of the Union address in Washington, DC.
Grace had a rare germ cell brain tumor, these type of tumors are discovered in less than five percent of cases. After almost a year and a half of aggressive treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, Grace’s doctors pronounced her cancer-free in October of 2018.
But the story doesn’t end there. In fact, this is just the beginning of the bigger story of this remarkable young lady.
The Next Leap Forward
Grace, and as some folks refer to her, Amazing Grace, is on a mission of a lifetime to help raise money and awareness to battle children’s cancer.
More than 40,000 children are treated for cancer in the U.S. annually. Grace and her family have been giving back and helping other children with cancer since she was just 4 years old.
Every year on her birthday, Grace has a special request; she asks folks to donate to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Last June, they spearheaded a fundraising effort during The Valerie Fund’s annual 5K Run and Walk by raising $35,000. Grace’s grandfather, Dan Reichard, wanted to collaborate further and offered a 7,000+ square foot Colonial home in Plainfield, NJ, which has been christened “ Grace’s House, “ as a designers show house that will be open April 25th through May 19th.
To help Grace and her family continue their quest to help the 6,000 patients treated at The Valerie Fund you can sponsor Grace’s walk team “ GG’s Angels ” or “Grace’s House” by visiting https://thevaleriefund.org/Walk2019/.
Grace’s House – -Proceeds from tours of the show house, ad journal and sponsorships will benefit expanded care through The Valerie Fund’s Green Light Initiative, a $5,000,000 Capital Campaign. This initiative is the most ambitious chapter in The Valerie Fund’s history to date, poised to extend “next generation care” to thousands of children fighting life-threatening diseases, reports the AP.
Grace’s House, open every Thursday through Sunday, Thursday, April 25th – Sunday, May 19th. Tickets for the house tours are $30 on The Valerie Fund website https://www.thevaleriefund.org/specials/showhouse/tickets.php and $35 at the door.
President Trump has a request into Congress to allocate $500 million over the next ten years to research potential cures of children’s cancer.