published Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Tenn. doctor, wife sell off everything to serve Haitians with nothing

Dr. David Vanderpool packs books into boxes. He and his wife are selling their Brentwood home, his practice, three cars and a farm in Dickson and moving to Haiti.
Dr. David Vanderpool packs books into boxes. He and his wife are selling their Brentwood home, his practice, three cars and a farm in Dickson and moving to Haiti.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

BRENTWOOD — 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.”

Read more at The Tennessean.

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