Buffalo News Article – June 29, 2018 – by Jerry Zremski
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Americans write to the president every year — but few of those letters result in a White House visit and a high-profile appearance behind the commander in chief as he unveils a dramatic new government policy.
But that’s just what happened to Dr. Thomas G. White of Amherst and his wife, Sandra, on Thursday.
Two months and two days after their 27-year-old daughter, Hilary, died of a drug overdose, the Whites stood behind President Trump in the East Room of the White House and listened to him declare the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.
Still consumed with grief over the loss of their daughter, the Whites could at least take heart in the president’s words and promises.
“We’re so happy that the president is taking an action as strong as this,” Sandra White said.
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