Eighty-year-old spends day as Delaware governor

    Eight-year-old Rachel Gambrill was Delaware’s governor for only a day, but the decisions she made there will last much longer than that.

    Gov. Jack Markell handed over his seat yesterday to Gambrill, who was given the role for her work cleaning up creeks, tagging butterflies and raising money for the Salvation Army.

    While in the gubernatorial office, Gambrill also signed an important document, declaring Thursday “Rainbows for Rachel Day,” as the Wilmington News Journal reports.

    The day will mark another surgery for Gambrill, who has a rare type of brain cancer. Family and friends have been using the Rainbows for Rachel to raise funds for her care. Her surgeon says Gambrill should have enough time to visit Disney World later this month through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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