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.
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