White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared on Wednesday how Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka supported her after going through a double mastectomy in 2018. In her emotional speech on the third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, McEnany revealed how Trump supported her during one of the most difficult times in her life.

McEnany recalled in her speech her diagnosis with a kind of genetic mutation that increased her chances of developing breast cancer. She said she expected to have the support of her family through the ordeal, but she had more support than that.

“I was scared,” she said. “The night before, I fought back tears, as I prepared to lose a piece of myself.”

She revealed that one of the first calls she received after coming out of anesthesia was from Ivanka Trump. The president also called her days later to check on her though she did not personally know him at the time.

“I was blown away,” she said. “Here was the leader of the free world caring about me. The same way President Trump has supported me, he supports you,” she added.

She said that’s the reason why choosing to undergo a major surgery to prevent breast cancer was harder than deciding to support Trump. “Choosing to have a preventive mastectomy was the hardest decision I have made, but supporting Trump, who will protect my daughter and our children’s future, was the easiest,” she said.

McEnany was appointed as the White House press secretary in April after serving as Trump’s reelection campaign’s spokeswoman. She said her 9-month-old daughter Blake was the reason she decided to work for Trump.

“I choose to work for this president for her,” she said. “I want my daughter to grow up in President Donald Trump’s America. I know him well now and I can tell you that this President loves the American people, stands by Americans with preexisting conditions, and supports working moms.”

McEnany is a longtime Republican who started out her political career as a political commentator on television. She booked slots on TV shows such as “The View” while studying Law at Harvard Law School.

Kayleigh McEnany White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention from inside an empty Mellon Auditorium on August 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty/ Chip Somodevilla