Melania Shares Touching Message After Meeting With Parkland Shooting Survivor
Melania Trump said she felt inspired after meeting with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv at the White House Thursday.
Kashuv is a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, shooting last month that resulted in the deaths of 17 people.
“Heartened to see children affected by tragedy using their voices to try and create change,” the first lady captioned the video of the meeting on Instagram. “Wonderful to meet & speak with Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv today at the @WhiteHouse. His message of unity inspires us all! #MSDStrong.”
She also posted a handful of pictures of their visit along with a couple of photos of his surprise meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
“Wonderful to meet @KyleKashuv today. His message of unity is one we should all share. Thank you for visiting us at the @WhiteHouse & hope you enjoyed your surprise meeting with @potus! Wishing you much success w @TheReachOutApp,” Trump captioned her post.
Earlier in the day, Kashuv met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the app he created called ReachOut that is designed to give kids a place where they can connect with other students if they are in “crisis” and need “emotional” help.
“Before his private White House mtg with @FLOTUS today, @KyleKashuv spent time w lawmakers on the Hill. His app helps students in crisis by putting them in contact with other students who can provide emotional support,” CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted.
Before his private White House mtg with @FLOTUS today, @KyleKashuv spent time w lawmakers on the Hill. His app helps students in crisis by putting them in contact with other students who can provide emotional support. https://t.co/sWtO9nJWLZ
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) March 8, 2018