Brother, sister reunite after 80 years
By Jan-Mikael Patterson
Condensed by Native Village

The Navajo Times recently highlighted inspirational people and stories to share with readers:

Henry Yabah Finds His family
Henry Yabah and his sister Annie Douglas embraced for the first time in 78 years. The reunion took place Sept. 5, 2009, at Annie's residence near Pretty Rock, N.M.
Yabah has a Diné family and had finally come home to the Navajo Reservation.

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Looking for my family
By Chee Brossy
June 25, 2009

Wild prom night forged a career
One day Aaron Price watched a English-speaking doctor trying to explain to a Navajo-speaking grandmother that her grandson had died. Later that day, Aaron helped deliver a baby. That night, the high school student decided on a medical career. 
Price has since earned his degree at UNM Medical School in Albuquerque.

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Wild night forged one man's medical mission
By Jan-Mikael Patterson
June 11, 2009


Battling with dyslexia
Kasei Storer, 23, fought through dyslexia, homesickness and grief to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Arizona State University.
But the dream isn't over. She plans to continue pursuing a career in nursing.

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Learning to adapt
By Jan-Mikael Patterson
Nov. 19, 2009


Losing big isn't bad at all
Robert Velasco lost big and he's happy. He's burned off 105 pounds, dropping from 437 pounds to 332 pounds. "If you want to live until Christmas," Velesco's doctor had told him, "you need to make some major changes in your life."
He has.

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Navajo's biggest loser feels like a winner
By Cindy Yurth
Tséyi' Bureau
 Nov. 19, 2009


Focused, determined and respectful
Drelyn Monroe, 7, is achieving great things with his karate training. Not only have his focus and fitness levels improved, but people also comment on how respectful, courteous and generous he is.
Drelyn is going for his black belt.

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A focused young man
By Jan-Mikael Patterson
Navajo Times
 Nov. 25, 2009