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Lasting Change For Haiti

Written By: Jennifer Buhler  |  Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

            Why do people travel?  For some it is a necessary evil of business life.  For others, it is for pleasure and new experiences.  For a few, it is to give themselves for the benefit of those who have no means to repay them.  This is what Doctor Severson and several others in Wisconsin have done as they volunteered their time and skill in the island of Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

            Dr. Dennis Severson is a chiropractor, from Augusta, Wisconsin,that has been practicing his skill for 27 years.  He first became interested in Haiti when Connie Whitcomb visited his church to tell of the needs of the people of Haiti and asked for sponsorships of orphaned children.  When Dr. Severson inquired more about specific needs, Connie invited him to make the trip to Haiti with her and other volunteers.  After praying about the decision, Dr. Severson decided to go. "I think it is part of human nature that we want to give of ourselves to people in need.  It's rewarding and I feel like I'm doing what God would want me to do," he said. He has now made four trips to the island, three before the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010, and one after the quake.

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