Obama Recalls Sasha's Fight For Life
03/27/2009 AT 08:10 AM EDT
When Sasha – "our little precious pea" – was just three months old, she was hospitalized with life-threatening meningitis, Obama said at an unprecedented White House Internet town-hall meeting Thursday.
"Very dangerous," the President said, responding to a health-policy question from a nurse in the audience. "The doctors did a terrific job, but frankly it was the nurses that were there with us when she had to get a spinal tap, and all sorts of things that were just bringing me to tears."
The result: Sasha, now 7, got better, and Obama will always appreciate RNs.
"I'm biased toward nurses," he said. "I just like nurses."