Sharing a photo of President Trump and the First Lady at the Inagural Ball in January, Ivanka Trump wrote, "Happy Birthday to our First Lady (and my incredible step-mom!) Melania Trump A wonderful example of kindness and grace for us all!"
"She's been terribly abused by the press, really unfairly", the President said. "I look forward to coming back when everything that we planted is in full bloom".
A young boy who presented a painting got a huge hug, she happily exchanged markers for a coloring session, and she knelt down in front of a young patient battling leukemia, murmuring words of encouragement. Located on the 3rd floor roof, the garden will be a place where patients and their families can enjoy "fresh air and attractive 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", CNN quoted her as saying. The official White House interior decorator, appointed by the first lady, continues to make the house a home for the Trumps.
Mellon, who died in 2014, would have been very proud of this garden, said Mellon's grandson, Thomas Lloyd.
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. First ladies dating to Bess Truman have visited the hospital at Christmastime, and some have supported Children's National in other ways, too. She famously redesigned the White House Rose Garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden on White House grounds.
Three years ago, all the living first ladies agreed to serve as honorary chairs for the $7 million project.
The First Lady of the United States reportedly failed to disclose earnings from almost two months of illegal work in the U.S. on a visitor's visa, and subsequently failed to mention the offence on immigration documents.
Patients at the Children's National Medical Center now have the opportunity to spend time outside in a healing garden whle admiring views of the National Mall and Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop.