U.S. President Barack Obama praises Filipina nurse Menchu Sanchez in his State of the Union Address

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that U.S. President Barack Obama "praised a Filipina nurse, who is considered one of the heroes of the Hurricane Sandy disaster, in his State of the Union address before the joint session of Congress in Washington D.C., Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning, Philippine time)."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that U.S. President Barack Obama "praised a Filipina nurse, who is considered one of the heroes of the Hurricane Sandy disaster, in his State of the Union address before the joint session of Congress in Washington D.C., Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning, Philippine time)."

 

The report quoted Obama, who cited Menchu Sanchez, a nurse at New York University's Langone Medical Center, as an example to all Americans. He said: "We were sent here to look out for our fellow Americans in the same way they look out for one another every single day, usually without fanfare all across the country. We should follow their example. We should follow the example of a New York City nurse named Menchu Sanchez. When Hurricane Sandy plunged her hospital into darkness, she wasn’t thinking about how her own home was faring. Her mind was on the 20 precious newborns in her care and the rescue plan she devised that kept them all safe."

 

The report noted that Sanchez "was seated between First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, during the State of the Union address."

 

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