Watch: Mother of Wounded Veteran Sells Letter From Obama to Pay for Hi

Watch: Mother of Wounded Veteran Sells Letter From Obama to Pay for His Medical Bills

December 18, 2015

Watch: Mother of Wounded Veteran Sells Letter From Obama to Pay for His Medical Bills

A mother of a wounded veteran is selling a handwritten letter from President Obama to pay for the veteran's medical bills because the VA is not paying for the healthcare he requires. Wounded Army veteran David McKimmey - a single father of three who remains in danger of losing part of a leg from his injuries — was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his heroic actions during the Iraq War. The Washington Examiner reports that Cherry McKimmey's son David suffered horrific burns to hands, arms and legs when an improvised explosive device detonated under his vehicle near Balad and he crawled through flames in a bid to rescue two fellow soldiers. But, according to news reports, when the Veteran's Administration classified McKimmey's injuries as minor, he was denied special care, forcing him to endure long drives to see specialists. That triggered McKimmey and his mom to begin campaigning the VA non-stop for more care. President Obama took notice of McKimmey's efforts. In 2009, the president responded with a handwritten note which read... "Cherry – Thank you for your note. We are grateful for your son's service, and Michelle and I intend to do everything we can over the next four years to support your family and other military families. God Bless, Barack Obama." Now, mother Cherry says the letter "means absolutely nothing to me." So she's putting it up for auction, where they hope to fetch $4,000 for it. "We just assumed everything would be taken care of. We should have known better," Cherry McKimmey told the newspaper.

Mother Sells Letter From Obama to Pay for Injured Vet Son's Healthcare

The mother of an injured Army veteran was forced to sell a handwritten letter from President Obama in order to cover her son's medical costs because the VA failed to do so.

UPDATE - Watch as Obama Letter Auctioned to Help Injured Soldier

A signed, handwritten letter from President Obama to the mother of a wounded Iraq vet was auctioned off on Thursday at Alexander's Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, MD.

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3 Responses

Sylvia Creasman
Sylvia Creasman

February 22, 2016

Who’d pay that for anything g that liar wrote, unless someone did it for the soldier

K. Kirkpatrick
K. Kirkpatrick

February 22, 2016

I would have bid $500,000 if I had the money, so I could light it on fire!

Nicol Harrison
Nicol Harrison

February 22, 2016

I would like to expound on the topic because not only are vets but they’re families are fighting to pick up the pieces! I have a 24 yr old cousin who served and the damage is severe, because the country robbed him of his mind! Not only was he paralyzed for month’s , he can’t sleep, or focus on little task! We are all hurting and know political, or letter will ever bring our wounded family member’s peace! ! It’s deeper then one man it’s the entire country! ! Thank you, Nicol

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