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ABOUT THE ORIGINAL HALEY

Haley Nicole Pharr was born February 11, 1983, the first child of Jimmy and Debra Keenum Pharr and the big sister to Matthew. She was a vivacious 17-year-old with a smile that lit up the room and a dream to one day spread that joy to the people of Cambodia by becoming a missionary, building an orphanage and providing food and shelter, light and love. Before that came true, Haley was killed in an automobile accident on November 7, 2000.  It is our purpose to fulfill Haley’s promise and share her love for life and the Lord with the world and especially with the Cambodian children.

Her outgoing personality and selfless interest in helping others was part of Haley’s nature; she was a favorite among friends, family and the students at Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia. She was, truly, a manifestation of the love of God. At Western Hills Baptist Church she participated in the choir, the youth department, the bus ministry and in the Missions Program where she traveled to Belize to spread the Word.  Haley planned to attend Bible Baptist College in Springfield, Missouri and major in Education. Her specifically-stated goal—even as a teen—was to work in an orphanage in Cambodia and minister to the children.

Because of a life well-lived as well as an early and tragic death, a memorial fund for Haley’s House has been established in her honor so that she—and you—will be able to make a loving, light-filled and blessed contribution to the lives of the orphans of Cambodia.