My eleven-year-old son Julian was given a fifth-grade school assignment to write a letter to President-elect Obama. Julian composed his letter on his own, and I’m reproducing it here with his enthusiastic permission.
Dear Mr. President,
My little sister Katie Rose Davis was born prematurely at 24 weeks. Thankfully, my family has health insurance to pay for the hospital. My Mom and Dad pay alot for the insurance. Some people don’t have insurance. Everybody should have it. There’s even some states where they wouldn’t help people who need help.
We need to work together to stop this so every person has it. It is not right.
Also stop the war in Iraq. Remember you have the power to change things.
In best regard,
Here’s a recent photo of Katie Rose smiling: