Secret Service Hand Delivers Letter From Trump to 10-Year-Old With Brain Tumor
Oliviah Hall, of Ohio, also received an autographed photo of her with President
Just when you thought Donald Trump might not in the Christmas spirit, the U.S. Secret Service hand-delivered a letter from the President to a 10-year-old girl suffering from a brain tumor.
Oliviah Hall, of Ohio, also received an autographed photo of her with President Donald Trump, according to Fox19.
Hall and her family took a photo with Trump on a state visit in November.
“It’s a pretty amazing experience to have autographed photos from the President of the United States personally delivered by the Secret Service. Thank you, President Trump! #teamoliviah #makingmemories” wrote Team Oliviah on Facebook.
U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, responsible for Jon Schuck, drove to the girl’s home in Ashtabula after receiving the autographed print from the White House, according to the report
in August 2017, Hall was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV, before entering hospice care at home.
Despite undergoing chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatment to treat a tumor, sadly her family say “she likely only has weeks left with us.”
“Her personality is something else,” Special Agent Schuck said of Oliviah.
“She lights up a room.”
Oliviah's aunt, Tina Rausch, said she received a call from the Secret Service, but she “didn’t know they were bringing an autographed copy of the photo we took."
The news of her condition quickly spread across the US as hundreds of people sent cards to her for Christmas.
“I just think it’s nice to know people love you when you’re going through all this."
“Christmas is a very special time for me because when I was in the hospital, we celebrated Christmas a lot,” Oliviah added.
She has already received 3,000 letters so far.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Tina Rausch.
“It’s incredible the support we are getting. It’s just beyond what we ever imagined at this point.”
Back in September, she hosted her 10th birthday with 500 guests.
“I am overwhelmed for the community to come out and to just show their appreciation and dedication to this little girl this is just overwhelming,” said Christine Rutz, a school principal.
“Keep the faith, keep going, keep the faith, and have fun with it,” was her advice for anyone dealing with illness or tribulations.
WebMD states that Glioblastoma is “usually very aggressive, which means it can grow fast and spread quickly.”
There is currently no recognized cure, only medication for symptoms.
“Glioblastoma is a type of astrocytoma, cancer that forms from star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes. In adults, this cancer usually starts in the cerebrum, the largest part of your brain. Glioblastoma tumors make their blood supply, which helps them grow. It’s easy for them to invade normal brain tissue,” the website says.