What's Happening in Character?

Marilyn Perlyn

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Empathy in Action

Posted by Marilyn Perlyn on Wed, Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

When my oldest son, Chad, was fourteen, he started a service learning project and was able to secure free medical and dental care for local children in our community who had no insurance. The lessons that Chad experienced as a teen stuck with him and now, at age 38, as a young pediatric plastic surgeon, those experiences are ingrained in him as he continues along his life journey. He just returned from his sixth trip to Haiti to help children who required surgeries following the devastating earthquake that happened in 2010.

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Topics: Service learning, National Forum, family, teachable moments