Parents open orphanage to honor daughter's last wish
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A living legacy is honoring a Lynn University student, who lost her life in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The parents of Britney Gengel showed a video of the Be like Brit orphanage, during the 3rd anniversary trip in Haiti.
They opened the orphanage earlier this month to honor their daughter's last wish. While on a mission trip, the 19-year-old texted her parents, that she dreamed of opening her own orphanage.
Hours later on January 12th, the earthquake took her life.
Britney's mother Cherylann Gengel said, "Her last wish. Her dream is coming true and this is what she was like, helping people. We're trying to honor that." Her father adds, "We're in Haiti every two weeks a month. We're working with the poorest of the poor in honor of our daughter. Be like brit orphanage."
The magnitude seven earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital. More than 300,000 people were killed.
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