Melania Trump took a day trip to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami on Monday for the unveiling of a healing garden and intensive care unit for heart patients.
For this visit, Melania donned a simple yet elegant floral silk dress by Gabriela Hearst. The spring-ready floral long sleeve midi dress features a belted waist and a concealed button front. It retails for $2500 and is still available at Bergdorf Goodman. She paired the dress with red So Kate Python Christian Louboutin pumps.
A White House readout of the trip said Melania was at the hospital to celebrate the opening of the ‘Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden’ and the ‘Esrick Dream Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Floor,’ which had just been renamed.
“One of the fundamental pillars making up the First Lady’s Be Best initiative is the well-being of children. The addition of the hospital’s new healing garden is a prime example of how to help nurture, support, and strengthen children currently fighting diseases,” the White House statement said.
The first lady delivered remarks at the event and participated in a butterfly release with Barbara Nicklaus alongside a hospital patient and the child’s twin sister.
“It’s true that elements of nature help with healing, and I look forward to traveling to Florida when the healing garden is ready, so that I can meet some of the brave patients and families who will benefit from all it will offer,” Melania said. “It is because of the generous donations of people like Morton and Linda Bouchard, or Steve and Kiki Esrick of the Dream Foundation, that hospitals can offer more care and comfort to children who are already battling to get well. Thank you to all the generous donors for supporting the hospital, and thank you to Jack and Barbara Nicklaus for inviting me to be part of this special occasion. I hope the new garden brings renewed strength to each child that visits.”
A beautiful ceremony at @Nicklaus4kids hospital today to celebrate their new changes! I hope the garden nurtures & heals all the young patients who visit. Thank you to the generous donors & to @Nicklaus4kids for all the important work you are doing. #BeBest pic.twitter.com/qrxXgOGWkR— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 18, 2019
After the unveiling ceremony, Melania took part in a butterfly release with a young patient and then met with other patients at the hospital. She later joined her husband, President Donald Trump in Miami as he delivered remarks on the political situation in Venezuela, in which she introduced her husband.