MEDINA -- Natoma Canfield still can't believe the letter she wrote to President Barack Obama would become part of history.
The President mentioned her during his speech regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
"There's a framed letter that hangs in my office right now. It was sent to me during the health care debate by a woman named Natoma Canfield," the President said.
"Somebody told me my name would be in history books and that just took me aback," Natoma says.
The former cleaning lady from Medina keeps the President's letter he wrote to her hanging on her own wall, but she never imagined she'd become the face of healthcare reform.
"I'm very proud the president has my letter hanging on his wall," Natoma says.
She wrote that letter simply hoping someone would listen.
"I poured my heart out, I had payed my premiums, I didn't want to lose my house, should something happen but I could no longer afford health care," Natoma says.
Her sister, Connie Anderson, is proud of her sister's fight against Leukemia and how she may have helped other Americans.
"It goes to show the importance of one voice, people that think they don't matter that they don't have any say, my goodness they do," Connie says.
Natoma's Leukemia is in remission but she had to go on disability.
She still takes 33 pills a day to keep her cancer in check. The new healthcare law didn't affect her personally but she's proud the Supreme Court upheld it.
"A very good call and I think it will help a lot of Americans," Natoma says.
And a lot of Americans are thankful to her. She has three giant binders full of well-wishes from strangers across the country. She understands the law may face some challenges but she hopes it remains intact.
"Nothing starts out perfect but we have to start somewhere and it's a great start."