HANK Green shared a letter he received from President Joe Biden wishing him well after the popular vlogger announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.
While tweeting to his more than 1.5 million followers, Green shared an image of a May 24 letter from Biden, just days after Green posted a video titled, “So, I have cancer.”
Green wrote that he gets a lot of graduation announcements this time of year, which he describes as “a special and important joy in my life.”
“That’s why I was quite confused at first when I opened this book. Thank you Joe.”
The letter begins with the President telling Green he is sorry to hear about the difficult times he is facing.
“Even though everyone battles cancer differently, Jill and I understand how difficult it can be for you and your loved ones.”
Biden’s eldest son Beau died as a result brain tumor at the age of 46 on May 30, 2015.
“Always know that you are not alone in this struggle,” the President continued.
“You are in my prayers. Stay strong and keep the faith.”
Though it was heartwarming, Green’s brother, author John Green, tweeted a hilarious response.
“That’s cool, but Obama told me, ‘Don’t forget to be awesome,’ and I didn’t even have to get cancer.”
Hank clapped back and shared a picture of him and former President Barack Obama hugging.
Hank interviewed the then-president with colleagues in 2015 YouTuber Bethany Mota and GloZell Green as part of a special called #YouTubeAsksObama.
“OK!” Hank captioned the photo.
“shit so bad”
Hank, who runs the educational YouTube channel TheVlogBrothers with his brother, shared the news of his diagnosis on May 19.
He revealed he saw his doctor after noticing his lymph nodes were larger than usual. When he went for an ultrasound, a doctor told him his condition was “suspicious for lymphoma.”
The vlogger then announced that he had been diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma – a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting immune system, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“Good news, bad news. First, it’s cancer, it’s called lymphoma,” Hank told viewers.