President Obama recorded a video message congratulating C-SPAN StudentCam contest winner Sawyer Bowman on his video “Cancer, It’s Personal.” The President was moved deeply by Sawyer’s message.
The President mentioned how he was personal touched by cancer, when his mother was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 53. The president said that the fight against cancer is one of the top priorities of his administration, as part of this years budget, $6 billion dollars has been allocated toward cancer research.
The following video was created by Woodland School sophomore Sawyer Bowman, Davidson NC. – Grand Prize winner in the 2009 C-SPAN StudentCam documentary contest. The video explores the issue of cancer research and issues a message to newly elected President Obama.
As the Grand Prize winner, Sawyer received $5,000 and his school was given $1,000 to spend on digital video equipment for his school.
After watching this powerful and moving video it’s easy to see why it was chosen as the winner. The video is a heartfelt tribute to his grandparents, who each died of cancer.
To view the entire list of winners and learn more about the competition, visit: http://www.studentcam.org/