Struggling Single Mother Sells Handwritten Letter From President Obama To Stay In Her Home

- By Bossip Staff

But nearly eight months after she sent the letter, things have not improved—and she decided to sell the letter in order to avoid being evicted from her apartment.

“We need to move as soon as possible,” Mathis said. “We need a three bedroom. I’m not working, so no one is giving me a chance.”

Out of desperation, Mathis contacted Gary Zimet, president of Moments in Time. Zimet has sold eight handwritten letters from President Obama, along with the actual Schindler’s List and other pieces of American history.

Zimet said that handwritten letters from Obama on White House stationary are “extremely rare” and he hopes to sell Mathis’ letter for $11,000.

“She’s a really sweet person and needs the money desperately,” Zimet said.

As for Mathis, she hopes the letter sale will lead to a brighter future for herself and her children, Silas, Milan and Londyn. She still supports the president, but hopes to see real change in her own life–and soon.

“I am just a little bit weary of the promises that he’s made,” Mathis said. “I really haven’t been seeing any kind of changes that affect me directly. … We need the money so we can move into something that’s compatible with the kids and to help us out. We are really, really struggling. It’s hard for us right now.”

Man, times are hard and, surely, she’d love to keep that letter from President Obama to pass along to her children and grandchildren. We hope Ms. Mathis gets everything she needs from selling it to keep her family together though. Would you sell the letter and do you think the President knew what he was doing when he wrote her that letter in terms of its monetary value? Hmm.



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  • Cole, you stupid!

    I think people are stupid to see that the economy would turn around in 2 years. The economy is the result of DECADES of poor fiscal choices at the government level and poor financial choices personally for millions of Americans.

    I totally understand her frustrations, but to really expect a President to change your personal finances? Unless you are super wealthy and severely impacted by the tax code, it just doesn’t work that way.

  • gina

    Stop……now write Obama and ask him to send some of the billions we are wasting millions on war and paying for none citizens redsiduals of their random hump sessions …feeding housing and education

  • keith idol

    This is a sad story but it seems as if the mother has no one to blame buy herself. She has more control over her personal circumstances than President Obama ever will. She was already a single mother and then chose to have another child that would be a financial burden whether it had disabilities or not. Her and her children’s lives would gain the most benefit from her practicing self control and using birth control.

  • Allegrah

    Don’t blame Obama for your financial distress…. you already had 2 kids prior to the 3 rd one being created… write your state to get support for kids…. I don’t feel sorry for her… stop laying on your back and having kids you can’t take care of.

  • CeCe

    @Keith idol and Allegrah…..y’all need to shut up! Its a recession things probably changed for her because of it! She probably had a good job and makin’ money but sometimes things change because if circumstances. Everybody is trying to keep they’re above water! Stop being insensitive ba$tards!

  • Steelcitychick

    This is a women who has taken it up for herself to raise three children by herself. She works, and by the posting doesn’t have enough help! How many times have we all calucates moves that just don’t pan out the way we planned. At least she has a job, and is contrbuting to society. I hope she can get a fair deal on the letter. I would rather her getting that, then her being down at the welfare office asking us to pay for her babies!

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