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.”