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Response and Recovery: MSU Aids Flint Continued

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Patrick Hawkins, DNP ANP, NP-C
CON MSN ' 04

“I get to live my dream every day I go to work,” he says. “I get to impact patients’ lives. They deserve our best. They trust us with their most valuable possession – their life. It’s an honor when someone trusts you with their life. I use all my skills and the sum total of my life experience.”

Learn more about This Modern Day Superhero that Wears a White Coat.

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Sue Wiers, CON DNP '16

“I will never forget faces of the children I saw that day; their lives are potentially forever changed due to circumstances beyond their control. When the attention of the press and politicians shifts to other issues, the children of Flint will continue to be affected by elevated serum lead levels. Our societal mandate to advocate and care for vulnerable populations obliges the nursing community to ensure that resources continue to be dedicated to help the Flint residents long after the cameras are gone.”

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Rhonda Conner-Warren, PhD, RN, CPNP_PC
Assistant Professor, Health Programs

“During this particular food giveaway and health screening, 400 grocery baskets of food and water were dispensed between 10:30 AM and 12:45 PM; the high quantity of goods that was distributed throughout the day indicates that the need for support is crucial.”

Read Conner-Warren's open letter on the Flint water crisis, You Can Trust that I Will.