First Lady Melania Trump hosted “Improving the Lives of Americans Living with Sickle Cell Disease” roundtable at the White House on Monday in recognition of National Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month.
For the roundtable discussion, Melania wore a white sleeveless midi dress from Max Mara. The Belted stretch-wool midi dress features a braid detail trims at the shoulder and a matching white woven leather belt that punctuates the waistline. It retailed for $945 but unfortunately, it is sold out.
As for footwear, Melania added a pop of color to her ensemble, wearing orange pumps from Manolo Blahnik. The orange BB Suede 105mm Pump retailed for $595 but is sadly sold out.
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The roundtable was held to bring awareness to Sickle Cell Disease with patients of various ages, advocates, researchers, and medical professionals.
The First Lady emphasized how one of the pillar ‘Be Best’ initiative of children’s well-being by noting how the effects of Sickle Cell Disease begins in early ages that can cause “ episodes of extraordinary pain that put patients at risk for organ damage or stroke.”
“As we continue to observe National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, I want to recognize the bravery of those living with this disease, especially children. You deserve a long and happy life, free from pain, and we will continue to fight until nothing stands between you and your dreams,” Melania said.
The participants at the event shared their experiences living with Sickle Cell or those caring for a loved one with the disease, detailing the disruptive pain crises and severe medical complications. Patients also discussed the need to raise the standard of care for both children and adults with sickle cell, emphasizing the importance of pain management.
Melania concluded by reaffirming her commitment as First Lady to improve the care for those with sickle cell disease.
“I want to recognize the bravery of those living with this disease, both children and adults. You deserve a long and happy life, free from pain, and we will continue to fight until nothing stands between you and your dreams,” Melania said.