The President must be tired of hearing things second hand, so he is planning a visit to Flint next week to hear and see first hand how the water crisis is being handled.

The visit has been confirmed by the White House, the President will be in Flint next Wednesday May 4th.  Plans are to speak to residents of Flint first hand about the health crisis  and get a face to face briefing on the federal efforts in place to help the cities residents.

The President confirmed his visit in a response to a letter written to him by an 8 year old Flint girl.  Her name is Mari Copeny, she wanted President Obama to know how the water crisis has effected her and her family.  Mari's Mom told her that the President was probably to busy with other things, but the young girl said that a visit from him or his wife would really lift the spirits of the City.

President Obama responded to the girls letter, by saying that she was the first to know about his upcoming  visit.

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