George and Sara Davis stood in the street on a recent fall day, sharing a light moment with friends outside their Brentwood home.
Two couples, smiling and laughing, feeling good about the world on a picture perfect fall day.
Not long ago, this scene would have been hard to imagine because Sara couldn't walk.
Her only means of getting around was a wheelchair, and on some days, only with great effort, a walker.
"Lots of pain, reliance on the wheelchair. It was hard on the family. I had to give up my career," she said.
Sara's husband, George, took photos of his wife to chronicle an impossible journey that started in 2000 on an ambiguous and bumpy road that wouldn't end until 14 and a half years later.
Respire Haiti was founded by 24 year old Megan Boudreaux. After previously visiting Gressier only one time before for 45 minutes, God began working in her heart. Later, when she returned to the United States, He began to pull her heart back towards Gressier and its children. In December of 2010, God gave Megan a vision for this community and their children. With so many children not attending school and so many families struggling to provide for their kids, she moved to Gressier permanently in January of 2011 and began helping the children and people of Gressier.
About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
- B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville - 1997
- Joined the Metro Nashville Police Department in 1998
- Worked as an officer, sergeant and eventually became the Director of the Drug Task Force
- Majority of law enforcement career was in narcotics enforcement
- He has directed and supervised hundreds of court ordered wiretaps, thousands of hours of both physical and electronic surveillance, and hundreds of search warrants throughout the United States
- He has been involved in the planning and execution of well over a thousand search warrants and felony takedowns
- Served as an adjunct firearms and tactics instructor for 11 years
- In 2015 left law enforcement to become the Lead Project Manager for Bison Home Builders
- 2017 founded Defend Systems, a life safety and security consulting firm specializing in emergency and intruder action plans
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