Trump responds to 8-year-old Burke County boy trying to help dad get new kidney


Photos: Amy Elliot 

BURKE COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — President Donald Trump responded in a letter to an 8-year-old Burke County boy who only wanted one thing for Christmas last year. A kidney for hid dad. 

Fore Putnam is campaigning hard for his dad and decided to write to three people who he thought could help the most; Ivanka Trump, Santa, and the President of the United States. 

Fore’s dad, Trae, suffers from a rare blood disease that left him in complete renal failure. He has been on dialysis for nearly three years, and has been on a waiting list for a donor. After praying every night, Fore asked his grandma who on earth could help him get his dad a kidney. That’s when Fore turned to writing the three letters. 

To his surprise, a letter came back addressed from the White House just this week. In the letter addressed from Mr. Trump, he assured Fore that he shared his letter with staff “and they are working to see what help they can provide”.

If an 8-year old can garner the attention of the President, maybe the community can increase awareness and get Trae the kidney he so desperately needs.

For more information on how to donate, please contact Trae’s mom, Shelia Sherrill at 828-291-7735.   

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