Peace Corps volunteer goes the distance
The following excerpt comes from the Oak Park Sun Times in Oak Park, Illinois and was originally published on April 27, 2012.
“It’s never been about Hayley Webster.
‘She’s always looking out for the other person,’ said Carol Webster, about her 26-year-old daughter, Hayley, who grew up in River Forest.
‘It’s less about her. It’s more about someone else,’ her mom said.
As an adolescent, Hayley Webster was involved in church missions and was a Best Buddies officer. Now she’s trying to make a difference half a world away, in western Kenya, as a member of the Peace Corps.
Forest Leaves was unable to connect with Webster, because she has limited access to phone and Internet in the small village of Shibuli, where she’s currently stationed.
But family and friends talked easily about Webster’s penchant for kindness and service.
Webster has been a public health volunteer in the Peace Corps since 2010. She’s been involved in and spearheaded initiatives that will positively impact communities now and after she leaves.”
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