President Obama discusses his daughter Sasha's bout with life-threatening meningitis
Anyone who watched President Obama know he has a special relationship with his daughters Sasha and Malia. On Thursday, the president hosted a White House Internet town-hall meeting and responded to a health policy question from a nurse in the audience by sharing a story about his youngest daughter's bout with life-threatening meningitis when she was only three months old.
"Very dangerous," the President said. "The doctors did a terrific job, but frankly it was the nurses that were there with us when she had to get a spinal tap, and all sorts of things that were just bringing me to tears."
In the end, The First Family's "little precious pea," Sasha, 7, made a full recovery and for that reason Obama will always have an affinity for RNs.
"I'm biased toward nurses," he said. "I just like nurses."