Former first daughter Ivanka Trump stated over the weekend that she received a call last week that “every parent dreads”: her kid had been injured and was his route to the hospital via ambulance.
“This week I received a call from the school nurse that every parent dreads,” Trump wrote in an Instagram post Sunday. “My 6-year-old son Theo broke his wrist while playing soccer.”
Unfortunately, Trump was not near to the hospital at the time, so she and her husband Jared Kushner, who were driving separately, engaged in a sort of “race” to see their kid.
She added, “Since I was over an hour’s drive away, an ambulance took Theo, accompanied by the school nurse, to the closest hospital. Jared and I raced to meet him, Jared arriving at the same time as the ambulance and me getting there a few minutes later.”
Trump was, as expected, appreciative of the treatment her son received for what she termed a “bad break.”
“It was a bad break, but the capable EMT, doctors, nurses and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital staff cared for Theo tenderly and professionally,” she added.
Meanwhile, her 6-year-old son handled the situation as only a child of his age could.
“Theo’s visit culminated with two ice pops, which led to him declaring ‘[T]his is the best day ever!’,” she wrote. “The nurse turned to me and said, ‘This is why I’m in pediatrics! No adult in the emergency room has ever said something like that when given an ice pop.’”
Trump and her husband transformed a potentially disastrous day into an opportunity to assist others.
“Jared and I are so grateful to the doctors, nurses, EMTs, and hospital staff who cared for our son,” she wrote in her post. “With gratitude in our hearts, we have made a donation to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. CONTINUE READING…