Terminally ill Connecticut Man Had One Dying Wish — Trump Makes It Come True

March 06, 2019Mar 06, 2019

Jay Barrett, of West Haven, Connecticut, is dying.

He suffers from cystic fibrosis and his condition has been diagnosed as terminal. Now, he’s working on checking off the items on his bucket list.

At the top of his bucket list was speaking to President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday night, Trump made his dying wish come true.

Trump called Barrett and told him he’s a “champ” and urged him to keep fighting, according to the Associated Press.

"You're my kind of man, Jay,” Trump said. “I'm very proud of you.”

He added: “I’ll talk to you again, Jay, OK? You keep that fight going. We both fight.”

"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 reportedly told the president.

In an unlikely turn of events, the call was set up by Barrett’s “100 percent Democrat” sister,  West Haven City Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie. Hoskie reportedly started a campaign on social media to fulfill her dying brother’s last wish. She was highly successful.

In addition to a call from President Trump, Barrett also received calls from Eric Trump and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regional chief Lynne Patton.

President Trump’s son offered his prayers and Patton announced she would be making a personal visit to deliver a signed gift from the president himself.

While Barrett has been given just 6 months to live, he plans to fight long enough to vote for President Trump again in 2020.

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