The family of a 6–year–old girl in New Bedford, coping with Type 1 diabetes, won't have to send her to another school, after all. Just a couple of weeks ago, the school district told the family of Hannah Walsh, that she had to find another school. The reason, budget cuts had forced the city to get rid of the full–time nurse Hannah requires at Winslow Elementary.
The family had reached out to ABC6 news to tell their story, they contacted city council, and the school board. Their persistence paid off. Hannah had her first day of school Tuesday, one week after all the other kids started. Hannah's father Ken tells us they reached an amicable deal with the school board, and there will now be a full-time nurse to care for Hannah.
The first–grader missed more than a week of school, because of the dispute. No word on how the city is paying for the extra school nurse.