First Lady Melania Trump continued her tradition of visiting sick children on Thursday when she spent time at the Necker Hospital in Paris, France, and later tweeted out a photo along with a pledge to pray for the sick kids she encountered there.
“Thank U @hospital_necker for allowing me to visit your wonderful patients & inspirational staff,” Trump wrote on her official Twitter account. “Continued prayers for good health for all.”
Thank U @hospital_necker for allowing me to visit your wonderful patients & inspirational staff. Continued prayers for good health for all. pic.twitter.com/3keri8EUC4
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 13, 2017
AOL News reported that Trump met with children of varying ages and briefly spoke with them in French, introducing herself and asking how the kids were before using a translator to continue the conversation.
Trump specifically offered encouragement to one of the patients, a 14-year-old girl named Ysatis, who was in a wheelchair and said she would soon be leaving the hospital to go to rehab, The New York Daily News reported.
“You look very good, very strong,” Trump told the girl. “Soon you’ll be walking and running.”
US First Lady Melania Trump has arrived at France's biggest paediatric hospital on her first engagement in the two-day French visit pic.twitter.com/pKfoiX2mgV
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 13, 2017
Trump has made it a habit to visit kids’ hospitals both at home and on her travels abroad. She previously visited Queen Fabiola University Hospital in Brussels and Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, as AOL News reported.
And as Faithwire previously reported, it was during Trump’s time at Bambino Gesu that she also took time to pray in the hospital’s chapel, revealing around the same time back in May that she’s a Catholic.