Celebrity Obama Recalls Sasha's Fight For Life The President admits he now has a lifelong fondness for nurses By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall Published on March 27, 2009 08:10 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Even the leader of the free world has his weak spots. President Obama’s is his daughters. When Sasha – “our little precious pea” – was just three months old, she was hospitalized with life-threatening meningitis, Obama said at an unprecedented White House Internet town-hall meeting Thursday. “Very dangerous,” the President said, responding to a health-policy question from a nurse in the audience. “The doctors did a terrific job, but frankly it was the nurses that were there with us when she had to get a spinal tap, and all sorts of things that were just bringing me to tears.” The result: Sasha, now 7, got better, and Obama will always appreciate RNs. “I’m biased toward nurses,” he said. “I just like nurses.” RELATED GALLERY:• Read about Sasha & Malia’s new lives in D.C.RELATED ARTICLES:• Malia & Sasha dance to the Jonas Brothers!•Read PEOPLE’s inauguration coverage!