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Contributed photo Jon and Jana Buettner (back right, front right) were all smiles as they took in the Alexandria Blizzard hockey game with the newest member of their family, Kerdjerns Pierre. Their son, Jake, and daughters Rhyan (left) and Kasey joined them as the family was recognized during "Hockey for Haiti" night.

Out of the chaos of Haiti - a blessing

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Jon and Jana Buettner's story is a reminder that good can come from the midst of tragedy sometimes.

The earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti has also opened up doors to a new life for hundreds of children in the country. For the Buettner family of Ashby, that new life came earlier than expected with the arrival of 2-1/2-year-old Kerdjerns Pierre.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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