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    From tragedy, a new purpose
    By Cliff Matias, Today correspondent

    Story Published: Jul 22, 2009

    Story Updated: Jul 17, 2009

    At this year’s Denver March pow wow, a young lady limped across the arena to accept the top award for the adult Jingle Dress contest. It was an amazing feat for Willow Abramson Jack, 28. Walking was something her doctors doubted she would ever do; dancing was thought impossible. But the Lemhi Shoshone-Bannock woman from Fort Hall, Idaho had other plans.

    On Aug. 12, 2005, Willow, her husband, Daryl, their two children, 4-year-old daughter Maliah and 6-year-old son Nakeezaka, and Willow’s sister, Lela, were in a car accident on their way home from a pow wow in Montana. Her husband and daughter were killed; her sister suffered head injuries; Willow had three cracked vertebrae and crushed pubic and pelvic bones. Amazingly, her young son escaped with only a bruised eye.

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    You go girl!!!


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      It goes to show that with strenght of spirit and determination we can achieve the impossible and show the world that NOTHING can stop a soul from reaching goals.
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