Britney Gengel was a vibrant nineteen-year-old Lynn University sophomore when she traveled to Haiti in January 2010 to work for an aide group. Deeply moved, she texted her mother that she dreamed of returning to open an orphanage of her own. Hours later, an earthquake in Port-au-Prince took her life.
Vowing that her death would not be in vain, Len and Cherylann Gengel kept alive their daughter's dream by building an orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. This story chronicles their journey from grieving parents to builders in the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. Their experience is proof that you can find meaning and purpose in tragedy, that faith and love are everasting, and that one person's dream can change the destiny of thousands.