The 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal: Informing the recipients

The 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal: Informing the recipients


(telephone dialing) (telephone ringing) Gautam Raghavan:
I am so happy to call
from the White House today to inform you — Charles Galbraith:
And congratulating you — Heather Foster:
On being chosen
as a recipient — Gautam Raghavan:
Of the 2012 Citizens Medal. Speaker:
You’re kidding me? You are kidding me. Oh, my God! Stephanie Valencia:
We are just so thrilled that,
you know, the President selected you for this. Speaker:
I’m humbled, I’m speechless. Wow. Speaker:
That’s fantastic. I’m so thrilled. I’m so excited. Thank you. Heather Foster:
So we received over 6,000
nominations and your story touched many people here. Charles Galbraith:
It ended up on the
President’s desk and — Gautam Raghavan:
The President himself
selected you to receive the award this year. Speaker:
6,000 nominations? Gautam Raghavan:
That’s right. Speaker:
Wow, wow, wow. This is, oh, my
gosh, unbelievable. Speaker:
It’s a great honor. Gautam Raghavan:
Well, we’re looking forward
to celebrating with you. Speaker:
If I say much more,
I’ll break into tears. Charles Galbraith:
It’s an honor to be able
to call and let you know. I can’t wait to see you
here at the White House. (hanging up phone) Charles Galbraith:
All right. Speaker:
Oh, so sweet!

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