Doctor Mona gives the Vehicle City some insight on her new book
Flint, Mich. (WSMH) —
Hurley Pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha can all also ‘author’ to her title. Hanna-Attisha launched her book ‘What The Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City’ this past week. She made an appearance at the Flint Public Library on Thursday night to answer questions about the book. Doctor Mona says the book covers more than just the water crisis.
“It’s also a part memoir so people can learn about where I came from and my family history. I did a lot of research on public health, lead, and other issues to add into the book,” Hanna-Attisha explained.
Asked if her newfound fame and national television exposure has changed her mission in life.
“I’m not a celebrity. I’m just a regular Flint doctor. I’m a mom who just took her kids to Girl Scouts. I was just doing my job and that’s part of this story. No matter what our jobs are we can all rise-up to a challenge. The real heroes of this story are the people of Flint who have been active and vocal. The journalists and scientists, the pastors, and so many others who played a role in stopping what was going on,” Hanna-Attisha explained.
A portion of her book sales will be donated to Flintkids.org. An organization she helped create to make sure resources are available long term for children in the city.