Katelyn Mascali was just 8 years old on Sept. 11, when her father, firefighter Joseph Mascali, ran toward the danger at the World Trade Center, she told The Wall Street Journal. He died in the attacks, but his courage continues to inspire her.
Now 23, Mascali ran the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday in honor of her father.
"He rushed into the city, got off the truck, saved so many lives, and whenever I’m running and I feel like I want to stop, that keeps me going," Mascali told the Wall Street Journal.
Mascali’s run raised money for Tuesday’s Children, an organization that supports youth and families affected by terrorism.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff