Tuesday during the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepped to the podium and delivered a heartwarming message from President Trump.
Sarah addressed the press reading the special message, while holding back her tears.
Everyone should hear this. (VIDEO BELOW)
Sarah read the following message from the President:
“Today an inspiring family and a brave little girl from Brownfeild, TX that are facing a challenge that is inspiring their friends and neighbors, and now hopefully an entire nation. Nine year old Sophia Maria Campa Peters suffers from a rare disease that causes the blood vessels in her brain to narrow and close. Three years ago this condition resulted in Sophia enduring four massive strokes. The strokes left her partially paralyzed.
Since then, she has undergone numerous surgeries, but she has faced each one of them with a fearless exuberance for life that warms the heart of everyone she meets. When the doctors told her she would never walk again, she dismissed them.
“If you’re only gonna talk about what I can’t do, then I don’t want to hear it,” Sophia said. “Just let me try.”
Not only did she try, she succeeded, leaving her doctors dumbfounded. When they asked how she was doing these things, she had a simple answer. “Because I’m awesome.” And, she would smile.
During the holidays in 2016, Sophia had several more minor strokes but she kept fighting. One of the neurosurgeons told her mom, “this little girl has God on her side.” These experiences has led Sofia’s mom to realize her daughters incredible faith can have a profound impact on others.
In a world where things are so bad and ugly, where there is so much loss of faith, she said, people needed to hear Sophia story, so they could hear a true testament to God’s grace and his glory revealed.
This Friday, Sophia will undergo brain surgery at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, and she has one request: she has asked the entire world to come together and pray for her on the day of her surgery. In her amazing nine year old mind that meant creating a goal of just reaching 10,000 people.”
Sarah concluded the message saying, “We [the White House] want to make sure she gets that, and far exceeds it.”
“So today Sophia, I’m here to tell you that millions of people from every corner of the world will be praying for you on January 26th, and among those will be people and all of us at the White House, including President Trump. He told me to tell you to keep fighting, never give up, keep inspiring us all, and never ever lose faith in God. With him, all things are possible.”
Please watch the message from the President and Sarah, and pass this along: (see below video too)
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 23, 2018
**UPDATE Sophia Campa-Peters is pictured below. Sarah tweeted the following message in addition to signing a petition to pray for Sophia. You can CLICK HERE to sign the petition.
Nine year old Sophia Campa-Peters whose courageous story I told in the briefing has one wish as she fights for her life: pray for her before her surgery on Friday. Join @POTUS, WH staff & @RepArrington and sign the petition to pray for her here:https://t.co/EwWXUwMnbc https://t.co/tDmYgK32t2
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 24, 2018