February 17, 2019

Woman with brain tumor 'couldn't believe it' when she received a letter from Donald Trump

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A former Liberty Council staff member who has a brain tumor was stunned when she received a letter from President Donald Trump.

27-year-old, Rachel Robbins is a former Liberty Counsel staff member and Covenant Journey alumni. She has been battling a brain tumor.

The young woman was blown away when recently when she received a surprise personal letter from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. The letter apparently spoke about her recent battle with a brain tumor.

Letter sent to Rachel Robbins from Donald Trump and Melania Trump | Liberty Counsel Website


The President and the first lady wrote:

“We recently learned of the courage and tenacity you have displayed during the course of your illness. We are keeping you and your loved ones in our prayers, and send our warmest wishes for a swift and full recovery. We hope that the love and support of friends and family strengthens and encourages you during this difficult time. We ask that God grant you comfort and strength as you continue this brave battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon!” 

Rachel holding up the letter she received |Liberty Counsel


Rachel was stunned when she received the large envelope from the White House. She was overwhelmed by emotion as she read the letter and said,

“I was so impressed and touched that the President of the United States would acknowledge God and take the time to ask Him to help me. It is overwhelming to receive such a personal letter from the President and the first lady.”

Rachel and Dr. Voss| Liberty Counsel


Rachel is currently a nursing student at the University of South Alabama. She recently had a tumor removed from the back, right side of her brain.

The tumor was larger than a single lime and affected her vision. Even though the tumor was encapsulated, she will need additional treatment to ensure all traces of the tumor have been removed.                                                                             

Rachel with Dr. Woodham and PA Norris | Liberty Counsel

“It is incredible that the President and the first lady would take the time to send a letter of encouragement to someone they have never met,” said Mat Staver, Founder, and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “This letter is very special. In the din of political debate, very few people hear about touching stories like this one and the person touched by the family occupying the highest office in the land.



“Rachel lights up a room with her smile. Her love for the Lord is evident. We have been praying for Rachel and we know many people around the world are lifting her up in prayer. We are asking people to continue to pray for Rachel and her family. No matter the circumstances, nothing is impossible for God. Throughout this process, Rachel has demonstrated an unusual peace and trust that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” said Staver.