By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) On a whirlwind Syracuse visit for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen that including a political fundraiser and several protests, the Second Lady took the time to meet with the children and staff of Syracuse’s children’s hospital.
Nothing but smiles came from Mrs. Pence as she toured the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. After taking a tour of the hospital’s chapel, she sat with 14-year old DJ LaRock. LaRock is suffering from cystic fibrosis and has been at the hospital since last Saturday. The Second Lady joined him in doing art therapy.
After her visit with LaRock, she visited other patients in the hospital. First stopping, at a little boy named Cameron’s room. His diagnosis was not revealed, but he was overall excited and shy to be meeting the Second Lady. She greeted him not only with a smile, but with crayons and coloring books.