Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Please Help My Family

My name is Jesse Carter and I am writing you as my family really needs help with a situation with my Father (Jesse Thomas) who is a veteran of two wars. World War II and the Korean War. Two years ago he was diagnosed with MDS which is a bone marrow cancer a form of Leukemia. He has been put on Hospice and we are really trying to help keep him comfortable. During these past two years I have depleted all of my funds trying to help him out as his benefits don’t cover much. About two months ago I was made aware that the Government had money set aside for veterans who were exposed to the mushroom clouds in the New Mexico area in the 1940’s. My dad talks about the day he was made to go out and look at the clouds with some type of glasses on. I just got a call from the advisor saying that his MDS is not covered. This is a devastating blow to me as I am now left with no hope to get any assistance to continue to help my family. I am a single Father with 4 kids my oldest son is on his way to college and between taking care of my Father and putting my son in school I am not sure how to keep going. I spend my spare time coaching and mentoring teenage boys to help them develop has young productive men. I have always had the up most respect for you and your beautiful family and I have faith in you with the power moves you are making on a regular basis to help everyone have a fair chance. Mr. President I ask you to please take any time that you can to help my family.

Best regards,

Jesse Carter

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