When this young lady was recovering from a serious condition, her plight grabbed the attention of the U.S. president, and she received a very special letter from the White House.
Rachel Robbins, 27, a nursing student at the University of South Alabama, recently underwent an MRI to discover the cause of illness symptoms she had been suffering for the past 12 months. She received the devastating news that she had a cancerous tumor at the rear of her brain. On Feb. 1, she underwent an operation at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama, to remove it.
When an unexpected letter arrived in the mail with the return address as “The White House,” Robbins was shocked. The letter read: “We recently learned of the courage and tenacity you have displayed during the course of your illness. We are keeping you and your loved ones in our prayers and send our warmest wishes for a swift and full recovery. We hope that the love and support of friends and family strengthens and encourages you during this difficult time. We ask that God grant you comfort and strength as you continue this brave battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon!”
It was personally signed by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
“I was just amazed, honestly, I couldn’t believe it,” Robbins told Fox News. “I felt very honored that the president of the United States of America heard my story and was praying for me from the White House.”
Robbins was overwhelmed that the president himself took out the time to let her know that he and the first lady held her in their prayers. “I love how the letter’s written and addresses God and calls on Him for my healing and my recovery,” she said.
Rachel’s positive attitude through the serious condition has kept her strong. People throughout the world have been praying for her.
Robbins has a lifelong friend, Cody Sanders, who works as a speechwriter in the White House, and she had told the president about Robbin’s severe condition.
Mat Staver, the founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel where Robbins was a staff member, said, according to a press release by Liberty Counsel, “It is incredible that the president and the first lady would take the time to send a letter of encouragement to someone they have never met. This letter is very special.”
“This letter is very special. In the din of political debate, very few people hear about touching stories like this one and the person touched by the family occupying the highest office in the land,” he added.
Robbins is currently still undergoing treatment under the care of Dr. Nicholas Voss and the team who removed the tumor in order to ensure that she is recovered fully.
“I want to be a nurse first assist just like the nurses that helped me in my surgery,” Robbins said. “I would love to be an RNFA for Dr. Voss.”
We hope she can fulfill her wish, and wish her a speedy recovery.