Terminally Ill Man Receives Bucket List Wish From the President


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A terminally ill Connecticut man who’s a big supporter of President Donald Trump is getting a bucket list wish fulfilled, with help from his Democratic sister.

Jay Barrett, of West Haven, who has cystic fibrosis, left the hospital to begin palliative care at his sister’s home last weekend and asked for some sort of contact with the president before he dies.

His sister, West Haven City Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie, who describes herself as “100 percent Democrat,” went on social media to help make it happen. Friends and other supporters sent emails to the White House.

The efforts paid off Tuesday night when Barrett, 44, received a call from Trump.

“Mr. President, through thick and thin, you know there’s been a lot of thicks, and there’s been a lot of thins, I support you,” Barrett said.

Trump told Barrett he’s a “champ,” and that a personal letter is coming his way.

“You’re my kind of man, Jay. … I’m very proud of you,” Trump said. “I’ll talk to you again, Jay, OK? You keep that fight going. We both fight.”


13 Comments on Terminally Ill Man Receives Bucket List Wish From the President

  1. I heard a story that a while before becoming president Trump was traveling in his limo and it broke down leaving him stranded. An old couple from Queens happened along and gave him assistance that helped to get him on his way. In a day or so later the couple were informed that their home mortgage was paid off.
    Now that’s CLASS.

  2. That brought a lump in my throat. Jay Barrett. That was wonderful that his sister could overcome her political bias to help him with this.

  3. Thanks for sharing this heart touching and felt story. I love this POTUS!
    Jay, sincere best regards to you.

  4. @MJA- Madam, I couldn’t agree more. I bet you are correct. The deterioration of typical compassion in our nation is beyond the reach of my imagination.

  5. I suppose the only other bright spot is that he’s not in Chicago – once he dies he would be voting democrat forever!!


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