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To my J’s Journeys Readers, Please Share for Awareness: Flying Ambulances for the Navajo Nation — Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog

01 Jun

My friend, John Irving, is currently flying medical planes within the Navajo Nation that’s being devastated by COVID-19. I asked him to send me his story that I could post here to let people know what is actually going on. It’s just one story from the midst of this crisis. I want to add that […]

Flying Ambulances for the Navajo Nation — Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog
 
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Posted by on June 1, 2020 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

9 responses to “To my J’s Journeys Readers, Please Share for Awareness: Flying Ambulances for the Navajo Nation — Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog

  1. Timothy Price

    June 1, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    That is one of the best articles on the health issues with Navajos and other people who live in poor and impoverished areas that I have read. The Economist has an article in this week’s issue that mentions how the per capita infection and death rate from Covid-19 is the same in the USA as it is in Europe. But one thing that magazines like The Economist fails to mention is that the USA has a much more diverse population that most other countries with a large number of people at greater risk because of health issues related to race and economic conditions.

     
    • Jordan Hoggard

      June 1, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      I agree. I was pleased when Mary Greer had her friend, Capt John Irving, put down his story. I lived in NM for 4 years and had been wondering about credible stories rather than sensationalized hearsay. Their plight needs no sensationalism to be hugely intense and tragic.

       
      • Timothy Price

        June 1, 2020 at 9:49 pm

        Many of the articles I’ve read have just been way off the mark. They are politicized and sensationalized and do no good for informing anyone on the issues people are dealing with on the Navajo Nation.

         
      • Jordan Hoggard

        June 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

        You have my robust agreement on that, Timothy. Glad I had the opportunity share the real and credible story.

         
  2. joliesattic

    June 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Wow! I know the WWII Code Talker your friend referred to. Small world. He is the last living Code Talker remaining if I recall, so it must be the same one. Awesome! I also spent time working with many of the Navajo on a Bill Murray film many, many years ago. When we learned the film company had recorded one of their native songs in English, they allowed those of us who could sing to learn and sing it instead in Navajo, thanks to Bill Murray. It is a very hard dialect, so we wrote it phonetically and practiced the clicks. Thanks so much for sharing this!

     
    • Jordan Hoggard

      June 2, 2020 at 2:54 am

      You’re welcome, Jolie!

      Small world yes, though I wouldn’t want to paint it (Steven Wright). That is wonderful that you know the Code Talker in the article. He sounds like quite a pricelessly alive personality, quite the character from the article.

      That’s so cool that Bill Murray facilitated your production team to learn and record one of their native songs in Navajo! Thanks for sharing that.

       
  3. bonnie hubly

    June 2, 2020 at 9:38 am

    So glad you posted this. It’s an untold story. Love Mom

     
    • Jordan Hoggard

      June 2, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Thank you, Mom! It felt intensely important and credible.

       
  4. Holly Troy

    June 2, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    very cool!

     

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