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An emotional moment at a Donald Trump campaign rally was captured on video Tuesday when a woman who said she was Miss Wisconsin 2005 thanked the Republican presidential front-runner for helping her.
“You saved me in so many ways,” the emotional woman said. “I’m here right now to thank you in person because that is my biggest dream.”
Saying she has an “incurable illness” and is on home care, the woman thanked Trump for sending her a handwritten letter calling her “the bravest woman I know” when she was in the hospital.
Trump briefly interrupted to say that he remembered doing so.
After pointing out that her son is Mexican-American, she thanked Trump and his organization for her pageant experience which she said helped her obtain a college scholarship for the seven-year-old boy.
“Being able to stand on the stage with you in 2005, the outpouring of love that came from that ultimately provided my son, when he graduates high school, with a full ride to college.”
“We’re going to be watching your boy,” Trump told the woman. “But you’re going to hopefully be around, you aren’t going to have anyone watching. Those doctors are going to be so wrong.”
Trump eventually left the stage to go hug the woman.
According to The Hill, an online fundraising page was set up for 2005 Miss Wisconsin Melissa Young via FundAnything, which Trump is invested in, and it shows more than $18,000 has been raised for a college scholarship for Young’s son.
Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis posted a link to the page which includes a heartfelt letter to Trump:
Read Miss Wisconsin 2005 Melissa Young's letter to Donald Trump thanking him (she just did it in person) https://t.co/8bGlATJd4S
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 29, 2016
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