Gaylord News

Restaurant owner gives recovering addicts jobs, chance to start over

Emily Nichols

April 3, 2017

By Emily Nichols Small business owner and operator of Coriander Café Chris Le knows the importance of a second chance. Le’s parents immigrated to the U.S. as refugees from Vietnam 30 days before the end of the Vietnam War, taking a dangerous chance to start their lives over again.  Knowing little...

Edmond seamstress battles blood disorder

Betty is working on her latest project, a royal blue gown for a customer graduating from medical school. Photo by Rebecca Walters.

Rebecca Walters

March 30, 2017

“The doctors, they told me I wouldn’t live past 5, 10, 20 years old. ‘You will die soon’, they told me,” said Betty Sowah, who turned 60 years old a few weeks ago. “Now I’m here, running my business.” Betty owns and operates Nai-Aakor Fashions, a professional sewing and alterations s...

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