A former beauty queen who is terminally ill appeared at a Donald Trump rally on Tuesday to publicly thank the candidate for encouraging her in the midst of her illness, creating an emotional moment that Trump called the "most beautiful" he's experienced so far on the campaign trail.
"I just want to say, 'Thank you.' You've saved me in so many ways," Melissa Consin Young, former Miss Wisconsin USA 2005, told Trump from where she stood in the audience at the rally. "In recent years, I've been struggling with an incurable illness and I'm on home care now and it was caused by a doctor's medical negligence."
Young recounted how she fell ill with an autonomic disease while she was pregnant her 7-year-old son Jack, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.
The beauty reportedly queen suffers from autonomic failure, which, according to WPTZ-TV, is an incurable disease that causes parts of the nervous system to shutter.
"In those dark days, fighting — right now all the tubes have been removed and I have a 'do not resuscitate' order and I have a 7-year-old son — those days in the hospital, I received from you a handwritten letter that says 'to the bravest woman I know,'" she continued through tears.
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Trump said that he recalls the letter he sent her; the former beauty queen also wrote a "thank you" letter to Trump last year.
Young proceeded to tell Trump — who was the owner of the Miss USA pageant until 2015 — that she was at the event to thank him for all of his help, including being able to secure enough funds for her son's future education, according to the Daily Mail.
"I wanted to thank you, because through you and your organizations, my son, who is Mexican-American ... through your organizations and just being able to stand on that stage with you in 2005, and the outpouring of love that came from that ultimately provided my son when he graduates high school with a full-ride to college," she continued.
Trump left the stage and embrace Young in the audience.
The Republican candidate said on "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that the encounter was "the most beautiful moment I have had since campaigning for president."
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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