Just days before the release of her book 'What the Eyes Don't see,' Dr. Mona Hanna-Atisha made an appearance on the MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show. As always, the Hurley doctor who helped bring the Flint Water Crisis into the national spotlight appeared strong, honest, and articulate.

Hanna-Atisha outlined the reasons she decided to write her book.

  1. "Two plus years ago when I decided to write this book, I knew that we would need a vehicle to shine a spotlight back on Flint. The nation's attention would fade, yet our crisis would be ongoing and our needs would be ongoing and we needed [to send] a reminder that Flint is still here -- Flint is still on filtered and bottled water, you need to pay attention to Flint. "
  2. "I wanted an immigrant story of an Arab American that wasn't about war and terrorism -- that was about an immigrant coming to this country, fleeing tyranny and oppression and dictatorship, coming to this country for freedom -- I was that little brown girl and I acclimated to this country and I achieved that American dream ..."
  3. "And I also wanted to write this book as a way to give back. Part of the proceeds go to our Flint kids fund and we have a lot of longterm work and I want to make sure we are able to do that longterm work for our kids."

Watch Dr. Mona's appearance on MSNBC in the video below.