Madeleine “Maddy” Wilford, the daughter of a Marietta High School graduate who was injured in Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, got a bedside visit from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Friday.

Photos on Trump’s Instagram account show the president and first lady talking with Maddy and her family in her hospital room.

“Our entire Nation, with one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims and their families in Parkland, Florida. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage,” the president said in a tweet.

Maddy was shot multiple times and underwent multiple surgeries, but according to a Facebook post by her mother, Missy Cantrell Wilford, she is awake and doing well. Wilford said doctors expect her to recover from her injuries in time.

As of Saturday evening, a GoFundMe page titled “Support for Missy and Maddy” set up by fellow Marietta grad Robert Meaders to help pay for Maddy’s medical costs has raised nearly $55,000 out of its $60,000 goal.


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Richard Plent

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