Wait for it!

“Nothing’s changed because the water’s been making my skin itchy. You can’t drink it, too.” Amariyanna Copeny — known as Little Miss Flint — in a 2016 letter to President Barack Obama
“Many people stopped caring about Flint and Flint’s kids. Many people looked the other way. People in power made tragic and terrible choices, then collectively and ineptly tried to cover up their mistakes.” Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD — the pediatrician who, six years ago, noticed something was wrong.
Timeline of Major Events of the Flint Water Crisis reveals the EPA confirmed lead levels were dangerously high in March of 2015. Governor Snyder did not acknowledge the findings until September of 2015 and failed to declare a public health emergency until January 2016.
Nine year old Amariyanna Copeny became the face of the lead poisoning crisis after writing to President Obama. “My mom said chances are you will be too busy with more important things, but there is a lot of people coming on these buses ( Congressional hearings on Flints water crisis were held in Washington D.C. in February 2016) and even just a meeting from you or your wife would really lift people’s spirits.
“Chinese proverb: One picture is worth ten thousand words”

“And that’s the moment my life changed. When I heard the word lead, it was a call to action. I respect the science of what lead does. I understand it’s a potent, irreversible neurotoxin. I also understand that lead poisoning is a form of environmental racism…that’s the moment I stopped sleeping. I stopped eating. I lost about 30 pounds. And I began the quest to find out if that lead was getting into the bodies of our children.” https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/956705090/pediatrician-who-spotlighted-lead-in-flint-water-weighs-in-on-crisis

In the six years since she spearheaded research that detected lead levels had doubled in Flint Michigan children, Dr. Hanna — Attisha went on to establish a toxic registry to track the health of exposed children for decades and became instrumental in implementing free childcare, universal preschool, Medicaid expansion, mobile grocery stores and mental health/positive parenting programs for the children and families of Flint.

Mona Hanna-Attisha: The Will to Make a Difference. “The people of Flint knew something was wrong with their water but when they voiced their concerns they were met with indifference and ignorrance. My team and I found ourselves in the center of a public health crisis. What we found was devastating.”
“ Former Michigan Health Director Nick Lyon’s defense has cost more than an entire year of legal services for the poor.”
Toxic Metals Found in Shipyard Neighbors. https://sfpublicpress.org/toxic-metals-found-in-shipyard-neighbors-but-source-still-unknown/
https://sanfrancisco.multiplyinggood.org/KPIXJeffersonAwards

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Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD- Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB 2001, Former Attending MD VA Toxic Registry & SFDPH