first_imgRIVERVIEW, 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. “Every award that she has received has touched her deeply.”The award was created by the Queen to recognize Canadians for “exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country.” Past recipients have included astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield (Ret’d) and Olympian Clara Hughes.Anne Schofield says she’s proud of her daughter and everything she has achieved.“It’s a little overwhelming, all this recognition that she’s getting for that small request that she’s made,” she said. “It’s amazing how one small request can affect so many people. It has a ripple effect.”She says her daughter is feeling better, but is often tired.“We know the journey is nearing its end,” she told Global. “We just take it one day at a time.”(Global News)last_img read more