Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Child’s Wish to Meet Obama

Little Janiya Penny, 8, has her wish granted as she, along with her family, meets the President, August 8, 2012.

President Obama must be one of the most beloved U.S. President’s of all time.  Now, in the election season, people are finding more ways to love him.  If the children could vote, they would beat everyone to the polls to re-elect him.

Some of you may have seen a picture that popped up on Facebook yesterday of a little girl standing near a wall in the White House with her hands over her face as her family walked into a room preparing to be greeted by President Obama.  It is a touching photo, but for more reasons than we knew.

The little girl in the picture is Janiya Penny.  She is eight-years-old and a supporter of Obama that, if she could, would certainly vote for him tomorrow.  Janiya is a child that had only one wish and that was to meet President Obama and her wish was granted. Apparently, she suffers from a life threatening medical condition because her wish was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This foundation grants the wishes of children who are “undergoing difficult medical treatments” and /or struggling with a life threatening illness. The foundation boasts a wish granted “every 38 minutes.”

A lot of times the children having their wish granted are terminally ill and are constantly under medical attention, so having their wish granted is more than a fulfilling experience it is everything to them.  Now Janiya’s condition is not known, but according to the Huffington Post, a picture of her and her family surfaced on the family’s flickr page saying:

Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Barack Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

It’s a moving photo that will go down in history like the Norman Rockwell photo of the little black girl walking between federal police to school.  The experience she is having in the picture is shared by many.  Some of you probably teared up just looking at the picture.  Don’t you just love it when you wake up in the morning and your president is Barack Obama?

-J.C. Brooks

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