Yemeni Americans http://michiganradio.org en Searching for a cure to cancer a part of the American Dream for Yemeni-American http://michiganradio.org/post/searching-cure-cancer-part-american-dream-yemeni-american <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In honor of July 4th, we asked immigrants across Michigan what America means to them. Abdo Najy shared his story.</span></p><p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Abdo</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Najy&nbsp;has just recently completed his PhD and hopes to run his own lab soon. He's friendly, smiles a lot, and is animated when he talks about his research on breast and prostate cancer.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Najy</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>is modest and measured, but he knows he has a role in the search for a cure to cancer.&nbsp;He views his work as a scientist as his way to repay this country for educational opportunities he would not have had in his native Yemen.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Born in Yemen in the 1980’s in the midst of a polio outbreak, Najy contracted the disease when he was just six months old.</span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:15:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 13351 at http://michiganradio.org Searching for a cure to cancer a part of the American Dream for Yemeni-American Dearborn Yemeni community rallies around protester, Nobel winner http://michiganradio.org/post/dearborn-yemeni-community-rallies-around-protester-nobel-winner <p>A Dearborn soccer field was the site of a traditional Muslim prayer service Friday.</p><p>But it was more than that&mdash;an effort to show visible solidarity with protesters in Yemen, who have spent nine months in mass demonstrations against the 34-year regime of President President Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p><p>Like the recent pro-democracy movements in other Arab countries, the protests in Yemen have been fueled by youth frustrations.</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2011 00:14:08 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4497 at http://michiganradio.org