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An Interview of Charmain Venter Who Volunteers at Ruby Memorial Hospital

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Three years ago, Charmain traveled to Morgantown, from South Africa, with her family, when a job opportunity opened up for her husband at West Virginia University as a forensics professor. She came to West Virginia expecting change. No longer was her home right next to the beach, but in a cold environment. Only she, out of her husband, son, and daughter, could speak English fluently. Driving was now understandably confusing, and the measurements she had memorized, no longer helpful. But there was one change, she says, she couldn’t see coming. And that was the compassion of people around her. The town embraced her transfer and welcomed her as a friend.