Mom's 1-year-old hospitalized from Flint water

A 1-year-old girl is hospitalized with her body covered in rashes from the Flint water crisis.

Her outraged mother says she was told repeatedly that the water was safe, while her 1-year-old daughter Serenity, was literally raised on Flint water.

"I was eight months pregnant when I found out there was something in the water," said Jeana Linton, Serenity's mother.  "I was constantly in the hospital worried they had poisoned my baby. I had to start drinking bottled water before I even had her."

This was before anyone was talking about lead. Now they know.

"My pipes are so rusted and nasty that I don't give my dog water, let alone my baby," Linton said.

But in Flint options are limited  and Serenity's mom heard the same thing we all did - experts saying it was okay to bathe in the water.

"When you get in the water, it welts you and it breaks you out in a rash," she said. "What am I supposed to do with my daughter."

What she did was bring her to the Hurley Medical Center. 

"Now they are saying that there is something wrong with her," she said.

FOX 2: "How can you ever trust these people again?"

"You can't," said Misty Edgeworth, Serenity's grandmother. "How can you ever trust these people again?  You can't. you absolutely cannot."

"Where's my answers," Linton said. "Are they going to pay for my medical bills if my baby is sick."

A question thousands of parents are asking and one philanthropic group is trying to answer - the Community Foundation of Greater Flint created

"We're thankful the water is going to get fixed," said Ann Marie Van Duyne of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
"We don't know when, and we are focusing our efforts on future interventions, health, nutrition, education, interventions for the children that have been affected by the lead exposures."

There is no shortage of people wanting to help. is designed to make sure that help is long term beyond the bottled water.

"We are at our capacity, we are really urging people who want to help to think about the long term needs of the kids who are going to be dealing with the lead issue not just safe water." already has $100,000 but they need $100 million to sustain treatment for decades to come and they are not sure if that will be enough.

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