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,” Melania Trump said to the staff. “We need to open the conversation to children and young mothers how it’s dangerous to use drugs and get addicted to it.”
The first lady also visited with parents and infants at Lily’s Place. She later shared the heartwarming photos on social media.
“Today’s visit to @LilysPlaceWV was incredibly special. Let us all find ways to help children grow into happy, healthy adults,” the first lady wrote on Twitter.
Speaking in private with families receiving treatment at Lily’s Place, the first lady voiced her support for the model that the facility can be across the country.
“It is my hope that we can find ways to create more of the opportunities afforded by places like Lily’s Place,” she said. “So that we can continue to help infants and children grow into happy, healthy adults.”
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