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Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Has Special Meaning For New Bern Family

The anniversary of the devastating earth quake in Haiti is next week. For one family in New Bern it's a day they will never forget because of the blessing that came to them out of that tragedy.

Pat and Debbie Beck were in the process of adopting 3 girls from a Haitian orphanage when the ground shook. It took over 24 hours and about 100 phone calls for the Becks to confirm their daughters were safe. Luckily all the children in that orphanage survived the earthquake.

The twins Esperanta and Esperancia , who are celebrated their 7th birthday Wednesday, and their older adopted sister Ethecie Were brought to America to be with their family shortly after the earthquake, but it's a day they'll never forget.

"Our oldest has very vivid memories of it. She remembers kids running out of the building and thankfully all the kids made it, but you know it's a lot to remember for that age group," said Debbie Beck.

The Becks say the girls are adjusting very well to their new culture, language, and family.


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