A 28-year-old mother of two whose bleak prospects and resilient attitude prompted a handwritten note from President Barack Obama promising "things will keep getting better" has sold the memento for $7,000.
Jennifer Cline of Monroe, Michigan, received Obama's two-sentence note in January after writing him a letter detailing her family's situation. The former pharmacy technician has been unemployed since losing her job in 2007 and she suffers from skin cancer.
Cline tells WJBK-TV she sold the note because she and her husband want to buy a home, and that her family is more important than a piece of paper.
Jason Cline tells The Detroit News his wife remains an Obama supporter.
The autograph collector who bought the note hopes it fetches $18,000.