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Disabled Natives find few services on reservation

Living with a disability is difficult enough. Living with a disability on a reservation can be nearly impossible.

A car accident left Julia Denetsosie quadriplegic. She says transportation is her most difficult challenge because there are no services on the Navajo Nation. She gets around in a wheelchair.

Gordon Zeena, who uses a wheelchair for most of the day, also agrees transportation is a major problem. He says people lack awareness of people with disabilities.

Kayenta High School in Kayenta, Arizona, has two students who use wheelchairs. One 17-year-old girl has to catch the school�s only lift-bus at 5:30 a.m. for a two-hour ride and has to leave class 30 minutes early to catch the bus for the ride back home.

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Disabled not well accommodated on Navajo reservation (The Farmington Daily Times 2/17)