Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:49 PM
trailmonkee (2,595 posts)
Obama Meets With Boy Shot in Aurora
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Source: abc news
A 16-year-old boy severely wounded by a bullet that tore through his brain during the July 20 Aurora theater massacre was well enough Thursday to meet with President Obama.
Yousef Gharbi and his mother Amee met backstage with the president for a few minutes just before a campaign rally in Golden, Colo., Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
The president, Psaki said, was “in awe” of how Yousef is recovering.
“He’s up walking and talking and doing extremely well,” said Psaki, who spoke to reporters on board Air Force One as the president made his way from Colorado back to Washington, D.C.
meet with victims, families and first responders.
During that July visit, Psaki said President Obama met Yousef’s mother Amee, telling her, “I hope when he’s recovered you’ll come back and see me when I’m back in town.”
Thursday Yousef and his mother did exactly that, apparently getting tickets to the campaign rally on their own, without any “special treatment” from the campaign, Psaki said. The pair was recognized, she said, by campaign staff who helped arrange the short meeting with the president.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:38 PM
Cha (124,684 posts)
3. That is a amazing..
Bless their hearts..
"During that July visit, Psaki said President Obama met Yousef’s mother Amee, telling her, “I hope when he’s recovered you’ll come back and see me when I’m back in town.”