Destiny Mathis, a surgical technologist and mother of three, decided to sell a hand written letter that she received from President Obama.
The cash-strapped Indiana mother is selling the letter that President Obama sent to her as a reply to the letter she wrote to him. She had asked for help from the president to pay off some of the mounting bills that came after being out of work for six months, MyFoxChicago.com reported.
Destiny Mathis had sent an encouraging letter to the president when she watched him receiving criticisms about his handling of the economy and unemployment, the station reported.
Ironically, when Mathis sent the letter, she was unemployed and her boyfriend had walked out on her just before her 3-month-old was born.
Obama, apparently touched by the letter, responded with a letter of his own. In it, he called her a positive spirit and said that he was rooting for her.
Mathis framed the letter and called it one of her most prized possessions, but she has to sell it on the Internet. She's asking for $11,000.
Us staying together as a family is a lot more important than a letter, she said.
This is not the first time someone is turning an Obama's letter into a payday.
Jennifer Cline, 28, from Michigan, similarly wrote the president about how she lost her job along with her husband. She eventually developed skin cancer, and had to sell the supportive letter from Obama for $7,000 to an autograph dealer, the New York Post reported.