Len and the crew traveled north from Flagstaff about 75 miles to Tuba City. According to the diligent research of our students from Chesapeake High School, we learn that the town is home to the largest community of Navajo Indians, and many other interesting facts, below. At TS 10, Len will be thinking of 14 year-old Colton from Marshall, Virginia as he continues through Hopi and Navajo lands, while keeping an eye out for Elk, cattle and horses crossing the roads. Thanks to Reico for sponsoring this time station! Colton's mother writes:
"Colton was diagnosed with Leukemia on October 19, 2016, at the age of 13. We never imagined something like this could happen to our family. Colton was a healthy teen boy who loved hanging out with his friends, competing weekly with the Warrenton Rifles Team, hunting and fishing with his older brother, and most importantly, going to school everyday and seeing all his friends while maintaining A/B honor roll. Colton was devastated to learn that for the next 3 1/2 years he would have to learn a new way of living. He would have to learn how to take care of his body, while still doing all the things he loves to do.
While receiving treatment at our local hospital, we were introduced to Hopecam. We were not familiar with the organization at the time, but soon realized how helpful being apart of this amazing organization would be. On November 22, 2016, Colton was then diagnosed with another disease called Philadelphia Chromosome. We were told that our local hospital could treat him for the Leukemia, but there was no treatment for the PH and Colton would continue to relapse. After researching every hospital on the East Coast, we found a clinical trial open at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for this exact diagnosis that Colton had. Colton is now in remission and doing really well on the clinical trial.
Thanks to Hopecam, Colton can stay in contact with his friends and family while receiving treatments in Baltimore, MD."
About Tuba City
Tuba City is a small town located in Coconino County, Arizona. It has a population of 8,611 and the area of 8.919 miles. It is the Navajo Indians’ largest community. The interesting name of Tuba City comes from a leader of the Hopi tribe Tuuvi, who was also called Tuba. The town is known for dinosaur tracks that were found there and the photographs that famous photographer Ansel Adams took of a local cornfield.
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