Melania Trump's visit to a sick boy in the hospital preceded an extraordinary development that came as a complete surprise to FLOTUS.
Melania Trump’s visit to a sick boy in a hospital in Italy has resulted in something extraordinary: that boy is now the recipient of a new heart from a donor. The First Lady met with a group of young children at Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, where she met and played with a group of ill children. The president was in town for the G-7 summit.
“The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily. I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work,” said Mrs. Trump in a statement following her visit.
During her visit, Trump connected with one boy in particular, reading him a book. He was suffering from a heart ailment, and was in dire need of a heart transplant.
Shortly after the visit, Mrs. Trump tweeted the following: “A little boy who I visited today & had been waiting for a heart transplant will be receiving one! #Blessings #Faith”
Mrs. Trump was notified of the miracle after landing in Brussels.
“Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor,” Mrs. Trump said in her statement. “I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.”