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Stephanie you've made some news today when in sandusky Ohio you went to see the president.
And receiving line tell me what -- you know what you're you're thinking before the event did.
Did you plan to go and see him and did you expected to have a chance actually communicate without.
-- -- planned to go see him I didn't think I'd be able to actually.
Talk to him.
Com for four years -- I had wanted to tell him my sister's story.
And I was fortunate enough to get up close -- to the fence to reach out and touch him and I decided that.
Now -- it was now or never to tell her story and he was gracious enough to own.
Stay in there and let me tell him about it that.
Let let's get into that you're an Obama fan I presume prior to today.
You're 37 year old sister -- Hines died of colon cancer for years ago.
And you -- you believe it has that.
Had Durbin Obama -- then this might not have happened.
I actually believe bet com and she was the hard working single mother of two young boys and like any other mothers she.
She could well you know it could afford health care mr.
price before her.
So instead of bombs you know money if she was sick and need to go to the doctor she always nature -- always.
We're taking care up and and you don't kind of -- without.
So you today knowing the president would be in sandusky.
Really want an opportunity to thank him for the fight that he.
Finally one when the Supreme Court -- -- -- -- the -- thought he would but when the Supreme Court did not strike you down.
Right spray and then died -- just want to let him know you know.
Thank you for the my sister didn't die in -- No other family.
Would ever have to go through what our family did it's devastating.
Somebody so young.
Died from the disease that have been caught early enough it should be able to pass health care and that it would go to the doctor.
They -- caught it much earlier by the time they did she was already in the end stage -- -- stage four colon cancer.
And you said this -- the president today.
What was his response.
Said he was sorry for a lot and that -- he -- for her name I gave him her name and said that she would be in his thoughts the everyday.
As he fights for -- And they -- you right yes.
Twice -- that iconic picture now it's making the rounds on the Internet and let him hugging you.
Yes it's kind of I didn't expect it.
I guess I didn't expect it could be that important really.
Well I think it's because you know it's a personal story -- it really brings home for a lot of people.
When you can personalize it like this just what this is all about and I've been.
Proponent of this and feel that.
A lot of people who may not -- for it right now once it kicks in much like Medicare and Medicaid may have a very different view of it would say personally experience.
Right and I I believe so I believe that I believe once they find -- it's not the arm.
That people had created it to be.
That you know although kind of sit back and -- why you were released -- against this in the first place.
Now you're gonna start your job soon you're starting a new job as a corrections officer.
Yes state prison correct and you -- your two daughters neither you know your daughters ages 22 or twenty have health insurance is that correct.
And your new employer.
Will provide cover -- to -- completed one year probationary period.
So you are can you continue to be affected by the way the law -- -- So let you know you have so you've got Oakland.
Fault because I have that look forward to next year.
Now are you aware of the fact that because you're getting a lot of tension about this I'm glad you came -- with a tonight this is probably one of the first interview you're doing since this happened today.
I fear and I've seen some of the conservatives.
You know I treated that -- be with us and people are saying -- plans they're gonna try and say that this isn't really -- a UI.
You might want to be prepared for some quick back from the right you know and -- -- -- I've already.
I had no doubt in my mind that they would say whatever they wanted to say it would -- be negative.
And this is so horrible first of all you're experiencing and in many ways because of today re living.
The death of your sister and I and that because you're suddenly -- -- four year anniversary so yes I'm still reliving that.
And now because you're suddenly a public figure at least for the time being.
I fear that there will be people who will say things that will -- you and I hope you don't take it seriously.
And that's good here and and have you you I guess you're aware that.
By coming out and talking about this.
You set yourself up and we had send a flock.
On the show the woman who spoke out against.
You know the conservative -- -- on birth control and she was embraced.
By the left and then.
Really raked over the coals by the right.
And I I just say to see someone who is not really a public figure.
That we're used to being out front in public being treated in -- way that they don't deserve to be treated.
I understand now that I'm probably in four -- for her Cano.
Remarks from the right.
It's to be expected I didn't like I said I didn't it's.
That this two.
To -- you kind of just from what dug -- keep growing like this and.
I wanted to do -- thank the president.
For fighting for this bill I'm not backing down.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Com.
Maybe two or -- don't really see actually had.
-- and he seemed very gracious and yet he was listening you -- since he was listening to you and heard what you were saying.
Yet at the end -- -- have anybody -- taking notes about who you are and what you were saying and who your sister was.
After I got done talking to him I walked away was it.
I was like OK I I finally got to meet the president I finally got to tell my sister's story to let him know.
This is why I believe in his health care bill that does I believe in him because he believes -- I.
The end I was walking way to go home and I it was called back to the fans and next my name in them.
Asked to comment that the story again -- the camera.
-- pictures with me and.
Always just a local media was this somebody in with the president I ask you do.
I -- -- I don't even know I was I was.
A little bit shocked and yes it.
Just in a different got -- -- -- all right.
Yet and so I really I couldn't tell you what TV I hit six.
Camera -- -- he's.
Not sure who they are who they were never asked.
Told her story.
We left I really want to do was to tell my -- story.
-- it's a wonderful way on the fourth anniversary what what a coincidence that this is the day right.
You're right I mean back when I I found out.
Can -- maybe when did today that he was coming for sure to sandusky.
Yesterday -- her four year anniversary.
Me do it immediately they haven't joking around with people two days ago.
You know I get to go to the ice cream social the -- -- you know what a great birthday present.
That you help because my birthday was July 3 a great president this would be if I actually.
Make it close enough just to shake his hand.
What a wonderful way to remember your sister Dan in her honor and her memory.
And to be able to actually tell would you do to the president and hopefully vibe coming and I'm I'm glad you're willing to come on show like this and talk about -- biggest.
People need to know that this is -- just some pie in the sky piece of legislation doesn't actually affect real people in the way they lived and by you telling your story hopefully.
That -- get across to others.
I hope so and and that would be the ultimate goal -- -- -- comes out of this.
That would be what the message.
Is that I want to get out there is that.
Affect millions of people in this country.
Somebody else gets in office and the repeal this bill.
Don't think people will be negatively.
What's not going to be so easy to do even if Romney were to be elected which I don't think will happen but he repeated.
He need to have a compatible congress he need to have enough votes to overcome a filibuster.
It would be very very difficult and I think the more that we.
Get of this bill the -- -- in place the more people untouchable like it Stephanie do appreciate.
Very much your coming on and talking to our audience about it tonight.
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