President Trump Responds To 8-Year-Old Boy From Hickory, NC About His Dad


A Hickory, NC boy just received a personal letter from the President of the United States after he asked for a new kidney for his dad.

Trae Putnam has been living with a rare blood disease that caused complete renal failure. For the past 3 years, he’s been surviving on dialysis and waiting on a donor list for a new kidney.

8-year-old Fore Putnam decided he needed to do something to help, so he sent out 3 different letters this past Christmas, one to Santa Claus, one to Ivanka Trump, and one to President Donald Trump.


This week, a response to one of those letters came back, addressed from the White House;

Dear Fore, 

Thank you for sharing your story with me. I am so sorry to hear that your dad is going through a difficult time. It is clear that you care so much for him. I have shared your letter with my staff, and they are working to see what help they can provide. 

I can tell that you are a brave young man with a big heart. I admire your determination to make sure your dad has the support and resources he needs to feel better. I hope you know how much joy and encouragement you already bring to him. 

Mrs. Trump and I will keep you and your dad in our thoughts and prayers. 

With very best wishes, 

Donald J. Trump



If you’d like to help out the Putnam or find out more information, please contact Shelia Sherrill at 828-291-7735.