My name is Debra
Lynn Heagy. My family moved to various places in the United States and Europe.
My dad, Lt. Col. Carleton L. Johnson was in the Air Force and had many
interesting assignments in various parts of the world. My mother, Sharon Rose
Seagrave met my father in Indiana and they were married in 1955. My brother
Michael L. Johnson is an Anesthesiologist. I graduated from Wright State University
in Dayton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
I am married to
CDR Rex W. Heagy who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1982. We have been
married twenty-six years. We have a daughter named Jennifer L. Heagy who works
in nursing at an extended care facility. We have lived in Kettering, Ohio for
twenty-three years and have been involved with missionary work, church and
community activities. My father passed away in 2003 with brain cancer. This is
my first book I have written.
has worked with me long hours in finding the people that experienced genocide.
Also, working with translation of the testimonies. He was born in the Congo.
Laurent graduated with a Community Development and Project Management Degree
from the University of Congo in 2004. Laurent met Nicole in Burundi during his
first year of college.
In 2006, he went
to Republic of Haiti to help with projects called Mobilization of Life with
HIV/AIDS, founded by World Relief International for one month at Port Prince.
In 2006, moved back to Portland, Maine and was married in 2008. Laurent and
Nicole moved to Ohio in 2009, and he was elected Chairman of Rwanda Rural
Development Association. Currently, Laurent works for Montgomery County Board
of Mental Disabilities. Laurent and Nicole have three children who were born in