President Obama Talks About Sasha’s Fight For Life

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

President Obama says that when Sasha was three months old, she was hospitalized with life-threatening meningitis:

Even the leader of the free world has his weak spots. President Obama’s is his daughters. When Sasha – “our little precious pea” – was just three months old, she was hospitalized with life-threatening meningitis, Obama said at an unprecedented White House Internet town-hall meeting Thursday. “Very dangerous,” the President said, responding to a health-policy question from a nurse in the audience. “The doctors did a terrific job, but frankly it was the nurses that were there with us when she had to get a spinal tap, and all sorts of things that were just bringing me to tears.”

The result: Sasha, now 7, got better, and Obama will always appreciate RNs. “I’m biased toward nurses,” he said. “I just like nurses.”

The First Family had a tough road to the White House, this was just one of the bumps along that road.


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  • Tayler

    Second. I’m so glad Sasha was fine and didn’t get too sick. Thank goodness she was so well taken care of.

  • ThAtLaDy22

    Aw this is a very precious pic.

  • Carl Winslow

    I don’t know what I would have done if anything happened to any of my children! I’m glad to see she is doing fine!

  • Re

    Awww. This picture is nice. Babies are so precious…

  • Owners of Bossip GOSTTA BE WHITE

    I love my President. He is so human!

  • laylah

    meningitis is serious. I had it when i was 13. I credit my nurses also…i loved those ladies.


    This is so precious and representative of he fact the most Black men love and care for their children.

  • Aunt Viv

    That’s a cute picture.

  • kelis

    I LOVE OBAMA!!! and Sasha is just so precious.

  • Angee

    Cute pic! And the nurses do run the hospital!!

  • DDub

    She must of known his pain because they have a helluva connection. You see it every time they’re together.

  • Sickofitt!

    Meningitis is a very serious disease.I think it was the coach of the Rutgers womens basketball team. Her daugter is now retarded and handicap from meningitis My son got it when he was 3, My poor baby was drug up heavily during his spinal tab. It really hurt to see your baby going through pain like that, but I thank god he is okay. Now they are trying to figure out what the hell they gave him that is making him gain weight at a drastic rate. My son went from gaining 10 pds a year to 3 pounds a month.

  • c from stl

    Wow, I didn’t know that, she’s such a cutie and looks like her momma on this pic.

  • sweet_lies

    same thing happened to my baby sister. scary!

    (*humming “niight nuuuurse”*)

  • Man, I just don't care™

    Hmmmmm…. I wonder if…


  • me (the original)

    Amen President Obama. No matter what’s going on in the hospital, the NURSES are the ones who set the tone. Good nurses who are kind, helpful and willing to take the time to speak to you or just listen to you help a great deal.

  • limcarr

    Makes me prouc to be a nurse. We see human beings at their weakest and at times not at their greatest moments. But there isn’t anything I’d rather be doing.

  • Breezy has superhuman strength thats all


  • Re

    Sorry Breezy.

    I am.

  • Tealeaf

    Now look at Miss Sasha..her and Aoki would verbally battle

  • Omg

    my baby girl
    i wanted to be a paediatrican
    but i dont think i have the money
    so im going after the nuring program
    and this makes me even happier

  • Sickofitt!

    Nurses do all the work Dr’s take the credit & the mulah just as Paralegals do all the work/research and the Lawyer/partners take the credit and the cash.


    I have worked in the healthcare field for 21 years. I would venture to say that some nurses are SMARTER THAN DOCTORS. They have to endure sooooo much emotionally. God bless our nurses all over the world!

  • Naija Gal

    Yeah!!! shout outs to all RN’s, LVN’s, CNA’s, CRNA’s, NP’s, CRNFA’s!!!

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