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A Father, a Daughter, and a Legacy for Orphans

Though Father’s Day is about children honoring their dads, the story below is about one father, Len Gengel, who put his career on hold to honor the memory of his daughter, Britney. Britney was killed during the Haiti earthquake in 2010 while volunteering at various orphanages there. The last message Len ever received from Britney was a text saying she wanted to move to Haiti to start an orphanage herself. He decided to fulfill that wish himself.

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.