Dear President-Elect Obama

by on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 23:23
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Open letter to President-Elect Obama

Dear President-Elect Obama:

We believe you will bring change and a united spirit to our country. Our letter to you is not political, but it is the voice of a family that has struggled in the American health care system to manage life living with a serious chronic disease.

In the opening of your acceptance speech you stated:

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States of America. 

(Transcript excerpt from Cnn.com)

Your words are beautiful and applicable to the future our country. Thank you for including all ages, all races, gender, sexuality and disabled and non-disabled Americans in your speech. Please know that 90 million Americans are living with chronic disease.  These diseases challenge families and quality of life every day. We struggle with health insurance, rights at work, and equality when living with illness.  Please take extra measure to protect our rights with health insurance and stem cell research. Also, watch the chemicals allowed in our everyday products that may be facilitating disease.

We hear your words to unite this country and we believe that under your guidance that a voice of gentleness, compassion and kindness is the future of our country.

With hope for a more compassionate America,

Mark & Megan at ucstory

Hear Obama’s acceptance speech here:

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