On Tuesday, first lady Melania Trump flew to Huntington, West Virginia on a mission without her husband President Donald Trump. She went there not to speak about politics but about an issue that is close to her heart.
Lily’s Place is a medical facility that gives life-saving treatment to babies who are suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome resulting from parental drug abuse. This is the place the first lady visited. This medical facility is not just helping babies, they are also helping parents to cope up with drug addiction for a better life.
Melanie Trump was moved about this issue and so she wants to help both parents and infants to move on from drug addiction.
“I want to be here to support you and give a voice to Lily’s Place and also for the opioid epidemic. We need to open the conversation to children and young mothers how its dangerous to use drugs and get addicted to it.” the first lady said to the staff.
The first lady went to see the parents with their babies while she is at Lily’s Place in West Virginia. She wants to be an inspiration to them to move forward to a path without no drugs.
After her visit, she posted her accomplishment on social media.
“Today’s visit to @LilysPlaceWV was incredibly special. Let us all find ways to help children grow into happy, healthy adults,” Melania shared on her Twitter page.
As drug addiction are being rampant in the state, drug retailers are also helping to decrease drug addiction and slow the opioid issue in the States. This includes major drug retailer like CVS pharmacy.
Larry J. Merlo, President, and CEO, CVS Health said: “As America’s front door to health care with a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the country, we see firsthand the impact of the alarming and rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse.”
The first lady would like to help as a positive force in decreasing the opioid epidemic.
“It is my hope that we can find ways to create more of the opportunities afforded by places like Lily’s Place. So that we can continue to help infants and children grow into happy, healthy adults.”