Letters to the President: Tanisha's Story

Uploaded by BarackObamadotcom on 23.05.2012

[Tanisha-Voiceover] Dear Mr. President, I was getting ready to embark on a new journey.
Start my adult life, and go to college. Then at 17, I was involved in a tragic car accident.
I was told I would never walk again. I realized I had a decision to make. I could either succumb
to my injury, or I could succeed in spite of my injury.
[Tanisha] Since then, I graduated from college magna cum laude, and I was accepted into law
school. Although my father did not attend college himself, he was a hard worker and
he always told me, "Go get a good education."
[Tanisha-VO] Because if you lose everything, no one can ever take your knowledge or your
degree away from you. The steps you have taken to make college more affordable will ensure
families like mine will be able to send their children to college as well. I will always
support you, because middle class families like mine need to have a leader like you,
standing up for the issues that matter most. Sincerely, Tanisha Elliott.