Sen. John Wilkinson Honors Distinguished Paralympian McKenzie Coan

4Q8A2009 copyATLANTA (March 8, 2017) | Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) on Monday recognized four-time Paralympic champion McKenzie Coan in the Senate Chamber with Senate Resolution 80.

“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:

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For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2017

For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director
Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist