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University of Minnesota, Morris French student Sarah Ranney (center) with Islande (left) and Auddy, two Haitian girls who were adopted by Don and Tamela Sperr and came to the Morris-area following the earthquake that decimated their island homeland. Photo courtesy Shelley Swanlund.

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

Two Haitian girls, Auddy and Islande, have had their lives upended, then reclaimed, by many circumstances beyond their control.

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Living in orphanages in the poor island country, they waited for months while caring prospective parents from Donnelly worked to adopt them. Then, last month, their homes and lives were thrown asunder by a massive earthquake that killed and injured thousands and reduced their capital city to rubble.

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