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Big, blue bus brings hope for area-children

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha said a big, blue bus is a relieving sight.

"This is fantastic," Hanna-Attisha said.

It's from New York-based Children's Health Fund.

The bus will be able to go anywhere necessary to test kids for lead.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow was on hand for the press conference announcing this resource.

"This is going to allow doctors and nurses to go directly into neighborhoods to be accessible for families and to be able to help them," Stabenow said.

She said after the water supply in the city raised levels of lead in children's blood, it's a critical asset.

"I really am grateful, I've worked with the Children's Health Fund for a long time, I'm glad they took my invitation to heart and were willing to come here," Stabenow said.

Hanna-Attisha, who helped raise the red flag about the shocking levels of lead in Flint children, said this could save and better lives.

"We are bringing practical solutions to the community to improve children's health outcomes," Hanna-Attisha said. "We owe it to these kids. We owe it to do everything for them so their outcomes are even better than before."

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