Melania Enchants Children at Italian Hospital

First lady Melanie Trump visited a childrens’ hospital in Rome on Wednesday and a young boy who was waiting for a donor to be found for a heart transplant.

“Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor,” Melania said in a statement. “I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.”

Melania Trump met with children from nine different countries—including  Iraq and Nepal—who are patients at the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital.

The hospital, which is run by the Catholic Church, cares for about 600 patients and is the largest pediatric research hospital in Europe, according to Newsweek.

“My visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital today was very moving,” Trump said in the statement. “To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift.

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