First Lady Melania Trump celebrated Valentine’s Day in Bethesda at The Children’s Inn at NIH.
It’s the third consecutive year Trump has spent the holiday meeting with children undergoing clinical treatments for serious illnesses and rare diseases at The Inn.
Trump was greeted at The Inn by 11-year-old Lucy Wiese, of Midlothian, Va., who was cured of Jobs disease thanks to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Lucy escorted the First Lady to decorate cookies and Valentine’s with the other children and families staying at The Inn.
Amber Negrete, 10, of San Jose, Calif., has met the First Lady all three years she’s visited The Inn. Trump remembered Amber and greeted her using her first name both this year and last year.
“The First Lady smell good and [is] very tall,” Amber said.
Spending time at @TheChildrensInn with the inspiring & beautiful children of @NIH on #ValentinesDay has become a treasured tradition of mine. It was a wonderful day to share love & kindness with these strong warriors! pic.twitter.com/eJrRekWSw3
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) February 14, 2020
Trump tweeted about her experience making Valentines and decorating cookies with the children.
“Spending time at @TheChildrensInn with the inspiring & beautiful children of @NIH on #ValentinesDay has become a treasured tradition of mine. It was a wonderful day to share love & kindness with these strong warriors!” Trump tweeted.
In a statement, Jennie Lucca, CEO of The Children’s Inn at NIH, thanked the First Lady for visiting children at The Inn.
“We’ve come to look forward to her visit every year. Mrs. Trump brings a delightful experience for our families and awareness to the much-needed medical research happening here at the NIH,” Lucca said.
Many thanks to @FLOTUS for spending Valentine's Day, for a third year in a row, with the seriously ill children of The Inn. Watch the live stream on our Facebook page. To learn more about how you can support The Inn, visit our website: https://t.co/qvR024SZe0 pic.twitter.com/Y9F6XlwoQv
— The Children's Inn (@TheChildrensInn) February 14, 2020