Gabbie Swainson Honored During Senior Night

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C., --

The last 8 months have been agonizing according to family and friends of missing teen, Gabrielle Swainson.

The daily struggle to find Swainson has not only had an effect on her mother, but an entire community who is hoping and praying for the teens safe return.

Gabbie's mother, Elvia Swainson was invited to Tuesday night's Ridge View High School Baseball game for Senior night. Her daughter's fellow classmates requesting she throw out the first pitch during the game in honor of her daughter. Elvia says she didn't hesitate.

"a lot of people have reached out to me without knowing what to do next. When people ask me what can i do, what can i do, i don't know what to tell them really. Other than pray for my daughter. They're thinking of things they can do, tonight it was a baseball game. "

Purple and White balloons were released following the first pitch in honor of the teen. Ridge View High School Parents say the kidnapping has changed them all. Despite the fact, Freddie Grant sits behind bars officially charged with her kidnapping.

Elvia says she's not counting the amount of time her daughter has been gone, instead she's focusing on the days until they are reunited.

So far, no new details or leads in the case have been released.

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