A young woman with cerebral palsy achieved an important milestone Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Seventeen-year-old Mena Hawkins has trained since March to participate in the Las Vegas Great Santa Run which takes place every year, according to WXII.
Six years ago, she participated in the Santa Run but was still on her way to the finish line when the event ended.
When she got her training time down to 42 minutes, Mena said the entire experience was “really rewarding.”
Mena’s friends and family walked with her to the finish line Saturday and her grandmother even flew in from England to witness the special moment.