by Sheila Gardner

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November 23, 2012
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Trip of a lifetime for 'champion child'

When you ask Joey Jacobsen what it felt like to meet President Obama at the White House, the 14-year-old is speechless at first.

"You can't describe it," he begins.

Then the Pau-Wa-Lu ninth grader warms to the subject. "Meeting the president, it was so, so cool to see the most powerful man in the world just a foot away from me."

Joey and his family - parents Tim and Robbi, and big brother Timmy - traveled to Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla., in Joey's role as Nevada's Children's Miracle Network Hospital's Champion Child.

He joined children from each state for …

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