Man Working to Become Medical Pilot After Being Saved by One as a Child
Thankfully, an airborne medical ambulance was contacted, and Yazzi was saved. “They’re taking me somewhere I’m going to be okay…things are going to work out,” he told Inside Edition, recalling his flight. He remembered waking up fully healed the next day, being taken for ice cream and a visit to a museum. That experience instilled in him the need to help his community on the reservation the same way he was helped as child, and began working to get his medical pilot’s license. Yazzi started a GoFundMe account to help pay for the required lessons, and in return he sends a piece of Navajo folklore artwork to his donators. The campaign awarded him a $10,000 scholarship to help with the lessons. “The Navajo reservation is still suffering from a lot of medical transportation [problems] and just medical help in general. There’s not a lot of service out there,” he said. “That’s my mission now, to be able to give that service.” Yazzi hopes to attend the Eastern New Mexico Flight School, obtain his MedEvac license, and one day be able to teach his community about the benefits of airborne medical assistance.