Protect Our Heroes

Ya'at'ééh, shík'éí dóó shí dínę'é. Taralyn Adakai-Fotu yįnshyé. I am from Dennehotso, AZ. For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has been life-altering, even more so for our beloved Navajo Nation. As of 4/14/2020, there have been 838 confirmed cases and 33 confirmed deaths. These rates are alarming considering the size and population of the Navajo Nation. Although I live off of the reservation I have many friends and family back home, many of whom work within the healthcare setting. As an effort to help, my team is raising money to help acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face masks, gloves, gowns and face shields, for our healthcare providers. As a registered nurse myself, working in healthcare at this time has been overwhelming, tiring, rewarding, and so much more that no one anticipated. The thought of having insufficient PPE is daunting and terrifying because they are essential to the protection of healthcare workers and their families at this time. T'aashoodį (Please) consider supporting those who care for you and your loved ones. Nąąyéé' béé bík'éh dídíídlééł (we will defeat this sickness) Ah'éhéé', Thank You. 

Where is the PPE coming from?
Our team is working with local Utah and Arizona suppliers to fulfill PPE orders. 

What can I donate? 
Medical grade PPE supplies.
Homemade supplies. 

Can we donate homemade supplies?
Yes, here are some patterns and examples that you can use. 

Isolation Gown -

Isolation Gown -

Protective Suit Pattern and Specifications
Isolation gown sewing pattern and instructions XL Sizes Needed

Face Mask -

Face Mask -
  • Emily Talapa 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Tim Grejtak 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Emily Bolles 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Norma Butterfield  
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Dana Benelli 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
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Fundraising team: Adakai-Fotu-Redhouse (4)

Taralyn Adakai-Fotu 
Raised $2,693 from 53 donations
Phoenix, AZ
Leli Ridder-Fotu 
Team member
Raised $515 from 7 donations
Mafileo Fotu 
Team member
Raised $185 from 7 donations
Tamelyn Adakai-Daniel 
Team member
Raised $126 from 4 donations
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