Dr. Mona Wins National Award, Gives Prize $$ to Charity – The Good News
Because of course she did.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the famed doctor at Hurley who made the initial link between lead levels in blood and Flint water, has won the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.
And, because she's awesome Dr. Mona, she donated the $10,000 in prize money to charity.
She's pledged to donate the money to the Flint Kids Fund, which is part of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. And, in no coincidence, it's a fund that Dr. Mona helped to create.
The Flint Kids Fund is dedicated to the long-term health and developmental needs of children.
Had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing her last year, and she truly is one of the best people I've ever met.