Friday, March 27, 2009

Sickle Cell & President Obama

My sister sent this to me from a friend of a friend. Guess Sickle Cell is in the eye of our new president after all!

Hi All,

In our continuing efforts to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease...Gabriel and I got to meet with Pres. Obama on this past Tuesday! Can you say WHAT A GREAT DAY!

Tuesday was Sickle Cell Awareness Day on Capital Hill! :)
We also met with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D. Houston, Texas) ; Congressman Danny Davis (D. Illinois), Congress woman Donna Christensen (D. U.S Virgin Islands); Congress woman Barbara Lee (D. Oakland, California).

But we met with President Obama for 10-15 minutes in the Oval Office. He joked with Gabriel about the gifts Gabriel gave him. He was sooooo kind!

The Austin American Statesman interviewed us both this morning about the story...
There are more photos but this is all we have been given so far. Only the official White House photographer is allowed to take photos of the president in the White House...so I was not allowed to take any photos with my camera. But NOTHING could spoil that day!

It was a HUGE blessing!!!
God is incredibly GOOD!!! :)
Shelly and Gabriel George

Thanks to all those that have sent in links!

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/03/29/0329philanthropy.html

http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblogs/education/2009/03/local-prof-and-son-meet-obama.html

Sickle cell was also included in the inauguration:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5549233.ece


4 comments:

Andrea Sherry said...

That is awesome!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

just discovered your blog. Congrats on getting to push the message about sickle cell with President Obama.

Becky said...

I found an article about their visit here: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/03/29/0329philanthropy.html

I'm a new follower to your blog and am the mother to a 2 1/2 year old daughter with sickle-c disease. Thanks for sharing this information!

Buttercup said...

I came by from Solomonsydelle's..

I wish u all the best!