Wisconsin Public Radio
Corrinne Hess, Jenny Peek and Andrea Anderson
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Two years ago, doctors told Milwaukee mother Deanna Branch her repeated exposure to lead would keep her on dialysis for the rest of her life and she would likely not walk again. Her 6-year-old son, Aidan, had already been hospitalized twice for lead poisoning by then.
Recently, Branch finally moved to a safer apartment, and she and Aidan were able to overcome their physical ailments. They wrote about their struggles in a picture book. And on Monday, she shared her story with Vice President Kamala Harris.
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