When the Burnett’s son, Keith, was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and lived only for another 19 months before passing away.
“When he passed, I couldn’t just sit still, because it just hurt, I needed to keep busy, I needed something to do,” says Darcee Burnett
While running one day, Darcee felt she could start a race to raise funds for children’s cancer research. The Burnett family created the half-marathon and 5K race and uniquely themed it “hero up” because of how their son identified with superheroes. Since creating the event, they have seen many people from the community come and participate, and they have also seen peace enter their lives.
“Trying to show compassion to others like others did to us, that’s where I find peace, that is healing for me,” says Brett Burnett.
Watch the following video as part of the Church initiative this Easter to learn Principles of Peace from the Savior. You can find other videos at mormon.org.