“I was honored to have the distinct privilege of recognizing McKenzie and her accomplishments in the Senate,” said Sen. Wilkinson. “McKenzie is such a brilliant and strong young woman who has proven that through hard work and dedication anything is possible. I am truly humbled to know her and her family.”
Ms. Coan won four medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro; three gold medals in the 50, 100 and 400 meter freestyle events and a silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle relay.
She was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta as a child and began swimming at age six. She is currently a student at Loyola University in Baltimore and has plans to attend law school upon graduation.
For more information on SR 80, follow the following link: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/163541.pdf
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