From Hurt to Healing: Doctor leads charge to create healthier future for Flint’s kids

From Hurt to Healing: Doctor leads charge to create healthier future for Flint’s kids

For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha the work has just begun. Widely celebrated as a heroine for her role in exposing the public health issue stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated municipal water system, she has entrenched herself in the next stage of providing professional care. “I was just doing my job,” Hanna-Attisha says of her efforts to show […]

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

Flintmilk.org, an ongoing campaign driven by the generosity of family-operated Michigan dairy farms, is making sure the people who need milk the most have it right now. The effort has already poured an additional 400,000 glasses into Flint households since the discovery of high levels of lead in the city’s municipal water supply. That’s nearly […]

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

He sits cross-legged, eyes closed, the picture of concentration. An upturned hand with thumb and index finger pressed together rests on each knee as he chants, “I am happy. I am grateful. I am happy. I am grateful.” Eight-year-old Taquarius Hampton could be enjoying video games, watching television, or playing outside. While he definitely makes […]

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

This time of year a familiar conversation typically takes place between Nicole Morgan and her children. The eager youth give Morgan daily reminders to take them to nearest location of Meet Up and Eat Up, an initiative to offset a decrease in regular meals many students experience during summer break. “This event is beautiful. Every […]

Molding MaRyah: Family forms united health front

Molding MaRyah: Family forms united health front

Their first concern was the “baby.” Like thousands of parents in Flint, when news of high lead levels in the city’s municipal water broke in Genesee County and, later, the nation, Ryan Patton and his parents John and Sandra feared for their little one’s well-being. Even while enjoying the relative safety of a well source […]

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Known as “the General” to friends and close associates, Sandra Patton earned her nickname from leading weekly meetings where she encourages others fighting life’s battles. From Genesee County and beyond, she and a devoted group of participants meet to support those facing adversity and related suffering and discouragement. At home her focus and prayers are […]

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