Barack Obama promised Destiny Mathis that things would get better for her in a hand-written letter. They didn’t. Now she has to sell the letter to pay the rent.
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It’s an Obama world.
The Daily Mail reported:
Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family.
And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home.
The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
Back then her life was tough but she had hope for her own future and the future of America.
She graduated top of her class in 2005 and was working as a surgical technician while also helping her mother, who was battling cancer at the time.
WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID
Thanks for the moving letter, and the support. You have such a positive spirit – please know that things will get better for you and your family. You inspire me and I’m rooting for you!
She said: ‘I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We’ve done a lot.’
It was about half way into the President’s term that things took a downward spiral for her.
Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work.
Her partner also left around this time.
With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter.
She told the Huffington Post: ‘I wrote him just expressing my concern about what’s going to happen in the next two years. I know he’s under a lot of stress, but I need to see more results.’
She told him she was optimistic for change when she campaigned for him and that now she feels her future is bleak and unpromising. Despite this she also praised the President and his efforts.
She finishes by saying: ‘May God Bless you Mister President and your beautiful family. I also ask that GOD continues to bless your presidency and administration.’
To Ms Mathis’ surprise, she received a handwritten response from the President shortly after.
He told her that she had a ‘positive spirit’, that she inspired him and promised her that things would get better for her and her family.
It looks like Destiny got duped.
Hat Tip Bill