Melania Trump dedicates a healing garden for sick children

Melania Trump dedicates a healing garden for sick children

"Happy Birthday to our First Lady (and my incredible step-mom!) Melania Trump".

Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children's National hospital also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies.

It's a much different picture that on inauguration day when President Trump awkwardly left her behind while greeting the Obamas at the White House.

Trump's 35-year-old daughter Ivanka, a mother-of-three and ex model turned-businesswoman who reportedly has some Democratic friends - is reputedly Trump's favorite child, and the woman most often seen at his side. Located on the 3rd floor roof, the garden will be a place where patients and their families can enjoy "fresh air and lovely views", the first lady said. "It has always been my belief that a nurturing and positive environment is vital to the health and well-being of all children". The official White House interior decorator, appointed by the first lady, continues to make the house a home for the Trumps.

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The need to create a safe outdoor space for patients began approximately four years ago when one former patient requested to go outside.

The garden is dedicated to America's first ladies due to their longstanding support for the facility, its staff and patients.

Melania's visit to children's hospital Friday is another sign that she's learning to dive in a bit more, and engage the press, more evidence she's taking on this role as first lady. All of the living first ladies agreed in 2014 to serve as honorary chairs of the garden, which was built in part with a $5 million donation from the estate of Bunny Mellon, the late Washington philanthropist.

Melania Trump, 47, made an appearance alongside her husband, President Donald Trump, at the White House on April 27, where the first lady rocked an olive green, military-inspired look from Altuzarra - it was her most daring fashion move to date! The first lady visited children at a New York City hospital, talked to students at a Washington D.C. charter school and spoke with survivors of domestic violence in Florida.

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