Young MacKenna Gosart is already achieving more at the age of 13 than most people do in their entire lives. The McDonough resident recently ran 118 miles in honor of the 118 officers that lost their lives in the line of duty last year. She also raised $12,500 for the Armor of God Project, an organization that recycles bulletproof vest for police officers all over the world that cannot afford the luxury of such a vital piece of equipment.
MacKenna’s father served as a police officer before going on to become an investigator, so naturally law enforcement is something close to her heart. The idea for the run came to MacKenna after she heard her father discussing with a colleague possible ways to honor the officers lost in 2014.
MacKenna will continue to carry out her passion for running and supporting law enforcement this September by hosting a Run For the Blue 5K. All money raised will be donated to the Armor of God Project and to assist in funding a mission trip for MacKenna and her father to the Philippines with the organization.
Click here if you are interested in signing up to participate in the run.
I always love hearing stories about the great things our youth have accomplished. MacKenna is a great example to many people her age of what it’s like to show complete selflessness and compassion for others and not expect anything in return; great things are in store for this young lady!