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Plum graduate, now Grove City junior, helps Haitian orphans on mission trip

| Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
Faith Bosco, second from right, poses with some of the older girls who live at the orphanage she visited on a mission trip to Haiti.
Faith Bosco, second from right, poses with some of the older girls who live at the orphanage she visited on a mission trip to Haiti.
Gathered with Faith Bosco are Haitian children ages 7 to 12 attending a morning camp session at the orphanage she visited in Port-au-Prince.
Gathered with Faith Bosco are Haitian children ages 7 to 12 attending a morning camp session at the orphanage she visited in Port-au-Prince.
Faith Bosco, right, passes out food bags to girls who attended her dance camp in Haiti. The girls were to take the food home with them, as they don't live at the orphanage.
Faith Bosco, right, passes out food bags to girls who attended her dance camp in Haiti. The girls were to take the food home with them, as they don't live at the orphanage.

When Faith Bosco first traveled to Haiti for a mission trip in 2013, she entered the country with a freshly broken arm and a group of other volunteers she didn't know. “It was the hardest, worst, greatest experience of my life,” said Bosco, a Plum Senior High School graduate and Grove City College junior.

She volunteered at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, where, she said, she connected with the girls who lived there. This January, Bosco returned to the orphanage — with her arm healed — and a program she organized herself that taught dancing to 150 girls in the same orphanage.

“These girls just capture your heart as soon as you meet them,” Bosco said.

Bosco, a co-captain of Grove City's dance team, raised enough money for the trip and was able to provide the girls with a snack each day, as well as to provide bags of food that were sent home to the families of girls who attended, but did not live in, the orphanage.

The trip was Bosco's fifth mission trip. As an education major, she said, she wants to be a missionary and teach abroad.

Bosco's mother, Patty Bosco, as well as a fellow dancer and her mother, accompanied Bosco on the trip to assist her.

“It was great for my mom to get to experience what I want to do,” she said.

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