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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Len Gengel, a contractor from Massachusetts, and Dr. Paul Dougherty, a Beverly Hills ophthalmologist, share a mission to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Gengel and his daughter, Britney, are shown here on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon. Britney was killed in the earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. WATCH THE FULL STORY ON "NIGHTLINE" TONIGHT AT 11:35 ET.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    In 2010, Britney Gengel traveled to Port-au-Prince on a service trip with fellow students from Lynn University. She wrote a text message to her parents about how much she enjoyed working with children at the local orphanages just hours before she was killed in the earthquake.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Britney was staying at the Hotel Montana, then considered one of the best hotels in Port-au-Prince. It was completely destroyed in the earthquake, and it took 33 days for Britney's body to be recovered. Today, there is a memorial garden in memory of the dozens of staff and guests who were killed there.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Len Gengel, who has been a contractor for 30 years, is now building an orphanage in Grand Groave, Haiti, in honor of his daughter, Britney. The orphanage is being built with concrete tested for strength against earthquakes. "[It's] the greatest challenge in my homebuilding career," he said.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    The orphanage will be called "Be Like Brit," and Len Gengel hopes to open its doors in December 2012.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Len Gengel has made more than 28 trips to Haiti. In a country with 60 percent unemployment, Gengel became the biggest employers in the area by hiring 75 local workers to build the "Be Like Brit" orphanage.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Dr. Paul Dougherty, a renowned Los Angeles ophthalmologist, is pictured here with his son Andrew at age two. Andrew died suddenly of the flu when he was just five years old. "We think about him a lot," Dougherty said. "It's usually with a smile. He was a hilarious kid."
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Recently, Dougherty traveled to Haiti for the first time to perform dozens of eye surgeries, restoring sight to patients who had gone blind from untreated cataracts and glaucoma.
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  • Grieving Fathers Find Purpose in Haiti

    The surgeries were done at Bernard Mevs Hospital. Considered one of the top trauma centers in Haiti, the hospital is a rudimentary collection of buildings with armed guards. The road just outside the gates is filled with vendors selling everything from toothpaste to mangoes to blue jeans.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    A 6-year-old Haitian waits to be examined before he undergoes a cornea transplant.
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  • Haiti Slideshow

    Dr. Paul Dougherty working on a patient in the operating room. His team is hoping to teach local doctors valuable surgical skills. Dougherty said he feels his son Andrew is constantly with him. "I feel, in a sense, like I am also living my son's life," he said. "He only got to live five-and-a-half years, and I feel that part of what I'm doing is doing thing that he might have done himself."
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