A University of South Alabama nursing student was touched by a personal “get well soon” letter she received from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump following her surgery to remove a brain tumor.
“I was just amazed, honestly, I couldn’t believe it,” Rachel 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.”
Rachel Robbins, a 27-year-old former Liberty Counsel staff member and Covenant Journey alumni, recently received a surprise personal letter from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump regarding her recent battle with a brain tumor.https://t.co/UGZvjOHj7A pic.twitter.com/tZWLGoxIzu
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The 27-year-old previously had an MRI done, and that’s when doctors discovered the cancerous brain tumor that was larger than a lime. She had the tumor removed from the back of her head on February 1.
Read the heartwarming words the Trumps wrote in the letter:
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!
“I was so impressed and touched that the president of the United States would acknowledge God and take the time to ask Him to help me,” Robbins said about receiving the letter, according to Liberty Counsel. “It is overwhelming to receive such a personal letter from the president and the first lady.”
Robbins is a former Liberty Counsel staff member and Covenant Journey alumni.
Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, applauded the president and first lady for their encouragement.
“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,” Staver said. “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.”
“We have been praying for Rachel and we know many people around the world are lifting her up in prayer. We are asking people to continue to pray for Rachel and her family. No matter the circumstances, nothing is impossible for God. Throughout this process, Rachel has demonstrated an unusual peace and trust that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Robbins told Fox News she wants to be a “nurse first assist just like the nurses that helped me in my surgery.”
One of Robbins’ childhood friends is a speechwriter in the West Wing and was the one who told the president about what she was going through.