The President's shaken the hands of international leaders. But ,probably not with the same enthusiasm he shook Buddy Shannon's.
"I thought that he would be nice," says the Volunteer Service Award recipient. "I heard that a lot. But he was even nicer than I was told he would be. And he told me to keep up the good work, and that he was really proud of what we were doing."
Shannon is one of 32 Real Men, Real Heroes, an organization that serves as role models for Wichita youth. "My only concern for being involved in Real Men, Real Heroes is because we saw the opportunity to impact our community by helping our young people. Never dreamed that I would meet not only a president, but a senator."
Now, after this meeting, this real man and real hero is a real role model for many.
He's set the bar very high for his family, especially his two daughters Whitney and Tracey. When asked, both girls nodded their heads and agreed meeting the President is a very big accomplishment, and not one they could easily do.