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April 25, 2013 / compassioninpolitics

Couple sell everything to serve Haitians–Giving up the Good Life for Good Works

An inspiring story from the pages of USA Today:

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — We’re supposed to work hard, make money and retire well. Right? That’s the American dream.

For 40 years, Dr. David Vanderpool and his wife, Laurie, of Brentwood, have had another dream.

The Vanderpools are selling everything and moving to Haiti to serve medical, educational and spiritual needs.

“I’ve been giddy since September when we made the decision to go,” said Laurie Stallings Vanderpool. “We’re being promoted to something really grand.”

Vanderpool is selling LaveMD, his Brentwood practice that fixes varicose veins and does aesthetic treatments such as liposuction and Botox.

They have a contract to sell their home. They’re giving away or selling the contents. They’re also selling three cars and a farm in Dickson.

The Vanderpools, who recently announced their decision, have dreamed about doing this since they were high school sweethearts in the ’70s in Texas. As they raised their three children in Texas and in Brentwood, mission trips were constant. With their youngest now a freshman at Texas A&M, the time to move is now.

You can read the full story here.

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