Barbourville teen pleads to U.S. Senators to ‘do right by these children’

December 31, 2017
Barbourville teen pleads to U.S. Senators to ‘do right by these children’

A local teen recently traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for kids’ healthcare, a cause that is near and dear to her own heart.


Nine million children in low income families across the nation rely on programs such as CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) for free health insurance or health insurance with copays. Cailin McDonald, a sophomore at Barbourville Independent and local missionary, is one of those kids.

“We’re (the McDonald family) nonprofit missionaries and we are completely faith based so all our money comes from donations. Our income fluctuates a lot and it’s always relatively low. Programs like CHIP help us keep the ministry alive,” said McDonald.

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