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      Missing teen's mother throws first pitch

      Missing teen's mother prepares to throw out first pitch.

      Columbia (WACH) -- The mother of a missing South Carolina teenager threw out first pitch at Ridgeview High School Senior day.

      Columbia teen Gabbie Swainson has been missing for nearly nine months now.

      Tuesday, her fellow classmates honored the Swainson family by giving Gabbiee's mother Elvia the opportunity to throw out the first pitch.

      "I thought it was a really nice gesture because that tells me that everybody is still thinking about my daughter," said Swainson.

      Elvia said that she's using prayer to get through this trying time and that she's taking each day one day at a time.