Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Signed By President Obama, President Obama delivers remarks in the Oval Office before signing the Gabriella Miller “Kids First” Research Act, which will put millions of additional dollars into pediatric medical research. April 3, 2014.
Less than six months after 10-year-old childhood cancer awareness advocate Gabriella Miller died of an inoperable brain tumor, a federal pediatric medical research bill named in her honor was signed into law by President Obama at a White House ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Gabriella, a Leesburg fifth grader, became a widely celebrated activist and successful fundraiser on behalf of childhood cancer awareness during her 11-month battle with brain cancer. In the weeks before her death Oct. 26, she urged lawmakers to take up the cause of pediatric cancer research.