President Obama Answers an 8-Year-Old LDS Boy's Letter

by | May 27, 2015

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How one 8-year-old's letter made it from his mailbox to President Barack Obama is still a mystery. Addressed only to "The President" at "The White House" with a hand-drawn stamp, the letter disappeared from Jason Wegener's mailbox--and a reply appeared yesterday. 

Jason's mother, Lisa Deans Wegener, shared the letter on Facebook:


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In addition to praising Jason for sharing his views (the original letter Jason sent requested that school days be a little shorter), President Obama promised he was working to "[build] an education system that is worthy of your potential." He went on, "As your President, I will never stop working top make that vision a reality."

Included with the letter was a signed headshot of the President, as well as pictures of the presidential pups. Closing with the injunction to dream big and study hard, the President concluded, "If you stay focused on your education, I know there are no limits to what you can accomplish. Thank you, again, for writing. I wish you all the best."

"Needless to say, my son was ecstatic!" Jason's mother shared on Facebook.

See what else Jason and his mother had to say in KSL's video coverage of the story:

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