By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 5-year-old that suffered a perinatal stroke while in utero and required leg braces most of her life ran a 5K to support law enforcement.

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The Northern Regional Police Department met two local girls last week, Harper and Quinn.

The youngest, Harper, was the one who required leg braces.

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She has been in physical therapy since she was 11-months old but just recently had her braces taken off.

Harper told the officer that last summer, while still wearing her leg braces, she ran a 5K to support law enforcement officers.

She also told police that when she grows up she aspires to become an officer herself.

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The officer then gave them a tour of his vehicle and showed some of the equipment used while on the job.