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(7,906 posts)
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:40 AM Jul 2016

This Guy’s Story About Hillary Clinton Is Going Viral For The Best Reasons

Hillary Clinton basically helped save this guy’s life.

Apparently, in light of the Democratic National Convention, in which Hillary Clinton formally became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, James Grissom decided to share his story about his experience with Hillary, and his story is honestly incredible if it’s even half true.

Like so many others in this election, Grissom was feeling the Bern. For many Democrats, young and old, Bernie Sanders’ ideas felt necessary and radical — a breath of fresh air.

But, Grissom explained, there’s a difference between someone who says he or she will show up and get it done and someone who has always shown up to get it done.


I thought this story was great. That's the Hillary I know. It's also great because it highlights the fact that Planned Parenthood offers so much more than many people realize.

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This Guy’s Story About Hillary Clinton Is Going Viral For The Best Reasons (Original Post) KMOD Jul 2016 OP
Must read cally Jul 2016 #1
Mahalo for James Grissom's story, K! Cha Jul 2016 #2
I have been a big Hillary Rodham Clinton fan for a long time. She cares about ordinary people. greatlaurel Jul 2016 #3
She was absolutely terrific after September 11th KMOD Jul 2016 #17
Great story, but I don't understand the Ilsa Jul 2016 #4
From his FB post: DawgHouse Jul 2016 #5
Thank you for the Ilsa Jul 2016 #7
After Hillary did this for him, he was "feeling the Bern"? world wide wally Jul 2016 #6
I'm grateful to my mom for many things, but I don't feel obligated to... bekkilyn Jul 2016 #9
Agreed . . . And why would he be against Funding of Planned Parenthood???? Liberal In Red State Jul 2016 #14
I thought that was odd too.. Mellomugwump Jul 2016 #19
What more can a constituent ask of his (or any) representative? world wide wally Jul 2016 #20
K & R SunSeeker Jul 2016 #8
hmmmm jaceaf Jul 2016 #10
On TYT someone said something like ppl hate Hillary before she gets the job, love nadine_mn Jul 2016 #11
Spot on. KMOD Jul 2016 #18
+1000! DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #21
My parents knew her RoccoRyg Jul 2016 #12
I love all of these personal tallahasseedem Jul 2016 #13
K & R LAS14 Jul 2016 #15
We have a LOT of clean-up work to do, to reverse 25 years of counter-programming. calimary Jul 2016 #16
K & R Scurrilous Jul 2016 #22


(294,597 posts)
2. Mahalo for James Grissom's story, K!
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:47 AM
Jul 2016

Grissom wrote,

Within a week, the collection calls ceased, and within a month, Hillary Clinton put me in touch with two organizations offering financial aid to people undergoing cancer treatment. These organizations eliminated half of my debt, and within eighteen months, I had paid the remaining amount, without any collection activity or annoying calls.

And I didn’t even mention the literally priceless role Planned Parenthood had to play in Grissom’s recovery, an organization long supported by Hillary Clinton.


(2,004 posts)
3. I have been a big Hillary Rodham Clinton fan for a long time. She cares about ordinary people.
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:12 AM
Jul 2016

She is that rare person who cares for all people and is able to make things happen for ordinary people. It is shocking how many people attack her for no other reason than they refuse to believe she cares.

The work she did exposing the disgusting treatment of the Ground Zero Workers is historic and should have made national news every day for months. The national media ignored the hearings and the exposures at the time. To fail to give those workers protective gear was criminal and resulting in many preventable deaths and chronic illnesses.

At the time I was screaming at the TV that emergency showers needed to be set up for everyone coming out of that cloud from the falling buildings. Fire hydrants needed to opened and bottles of soap needed to be handed out for people to wash off the toxins as they walked out of the area. It would not have been difficult. Many peoples' lives could have been saved from premature death and chronic illnesses, if they had just showered off the coating of toxic dusts as soon as possible. The failure to provide respirators and disposable clothes for the Ground Zero workers was a deliberate and criminal act for which Guiliani, Bush and Whitman should have been sent to jail. They exposed those people to literally tons of toxic chemicals just so they could minimize the risk from the collapse of the buildings to save money and to prevent any devaluation of property in the area.

Thank you for posting the link to that story.



(7,906 posts)
17. She was absolutely terrific after September 11th
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 02:31 PM
Jul 2016

in getting help and aid for so many that were affected by it.

As our Senator, I can recall dozens of stories where she not only reached out to, but delivered help to those in need.


(61,633 posts)
4. Great story, but I don't understand the
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:17 AM
Jul 2016

Planned Parenthood connection with his cancer. Can someone help me out?


(4,019 posts)
5. From his FB post:
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:46 AM
Jul 2016
In February of 2007, when I was working part-time in the bookstore of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I did not have insurance, and I did not have savings. The urologist who diagnosed me sent me to Planned Parenthood, where a female physician mapped out the treatment options for me. I was treated for a time by Planned Parenthood physicians, not the cartoon abortionists or criminals they are often said to be. The doctor at Planned Parenthood put me in touch with an oncologist who, when told of my lack of insurance or funds, treated me as a family member, telling me to remind the billing department and other personnel that I was her family member. Being labeled as such entitled me to discounts on my treatment.
It takes a woman. Or women.


(61,633 posts)
7. Thank you for the
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:20 AM
Jul 2016

Copy & Paste. I have so many tabs open to read articles that I didn't click on the link.

PP is wonderful, and the doctors and nurses are compassionate.


(454 posts)
9. I'm grateful to my mom for many things, but I don't feel obligated to...
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:33 AM
Jul 2016

support her ultra-right-wing political views, whether she was just being my mom or running for political office to instill those views into the country.

Just because this man believed in the changes Bernie wanted to see in this country doesn't mean that he automatically disliked Hillary or wasn't grateful to her. Now it's like we're getting the best of both worlds.


(93 posts)
19. I thought that was odd too..
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 04:18 PM
Jul 2016

I wouldn't think that he should be a supporter due to gratitude but because it was absolute proof that she does care about everybody and is willing to work for them.


(89 posts)
10. hmmmm
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:47 AM
Jul 2016

This story sounds fake to me. I tell you why, how could someone who was so personally touched by Hillary even consider voting for Bernie? I don't even understand that.


(3,702 posts)
11. On TYT someone said something like ppl hate Hillary before she gets the job, love
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:58 AM
Jul 2016

Her once she gets the job and I think this story really sums that up.

Hillary will never be the campaigner her husband or Obama is, or even Bernie. But sweet mother when she has the job...she gets that job done and done well.

People complain about how cold she is, unpersonable and guarded. Well ffs, she has been maligned continuously for decades - blamed for her husband cheating, criticized for staying with him, accused of murdering Vincent Foster, the Benghazi bullshit investigations. That alone is enough to make someone say fuck you. Add to that the unique pressures a woman in a position of power faces (too assertive = bitchy, paid less, men taking credit for the hard work, etc) and seriously, she can't win. The minute she gets "real" - like chokes up over something emotional for a constituent or about the work she does, and she is accused of being soft, hysterical female, or too emotional to do the job. Never mind the fact that at the drop of a hat, John Boehner cries like he just watched an hour of ASPCA commercials.

Yet no one doubts for a minute that she has the skills and qualifications to be president. She just doesn't make them feel warm and fuzzy. I say all of this as a former Bernie supporter (I was pro Hillary in 2008, just this election cycle I lean much more progressive) who never once had qualms about voting for Hillary. I was really torn during the primaries, on domestic policy matters alone I agreed more with Bernie, but I knew that based on experience, qualifications, and her dedication she would be an amazing President.

More stories like this need to be told...not just about Hillary, but also about the amazing work Planned Parenthood does. The term "humanizing" is sort of insulting, implying that she is something other than human, but the problem with being good and genuine about helping others means you don't run around holding press conferences everytime you help someone. Consequently, no one is aware you do it.

I swear if she doesn't win, something is really fucking wrong with America.


(259 posts)
12. My parents knew her
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:59 AM
Jul 2016

They went to high school with her in Park Ridge, Illinois. My mom remembers when she was her camp councilor. She says she was very personable, helpful and kind, but dedicated to her job. Very different from the cartoon character the right has spent twenty-five years crafting.


(6,716 posts)
13. I love all of these personal
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:00 PM
Jul 2016

stories coming out...I had no idea she did all of these things! Great story indeed!


(80,155 posts)
16. We have a LOT of clean-up work to do, to reverse 25 years of counter-programming.
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:14 PM
Jul 2016

That's about how long she's been dumped on, flamed, fricasseed, and flat-out PERSECUTED. I, for one, am just UP-TO-HERE sick and tired of it.

Great to see real-life real-people stories like this. That's the Hillary I know and believe in.

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