First Lady Melania Trump traveled without her president husband to Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday to bring attention to an issue that is close to her heart.
She visited Lily’s Place, a medical facility that provides treatment to infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome resulting from parental drug use. The facility also offers support and treatment to drug-addicted parents.
“I want to be here to support you and give a voice to Lily’s Place and also for the opioid epidemic,” said Melania when she was referring to the staff, adding, “We need to open the conversation to children and young mothers how it’s dangerous to use drugs and get addicted to it.”
Upon delivering her remarks, the FLOTUS also visited with parents and infants at Lily’s Place, before later taking it to Social Media to share a heartwarming picture of her holding a toddler.
Melania wasn’t in a rush and instead, took her time to speak in private with families receiving treatment at Lily’s Place, where she voiced her support for the model that the facility can be all across the nation.
“It is my hope that we can find ways to create more of the opportunities afforded by places like Lily’s Place,” she said, adding, “So that we can continue to help infants and children grow into happy, healthy adults.”
H/t USA Newsflash
This is just another example of how FLOTUS should behave and care for her people.