Heroes Worked At Inland Regional Center Long Before Shooting

Can we please celebrate the real reason Inland Regional Center of San Bernardino should be in the news, should get our attention today, should be our focus?

Amazing people have doing incredible work there for years.

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Kids enjoy the Inland Regional Center Fall Festival. Just one of the amazing events and services created by this incredible center.

Kristin Metcalf tells The Washington Post that without the Inland Regional Center, she doesn’t know if her 11-year-old daughter would have ever learned to walk or talk.

Since her birth, Metcalf has used the center’s services to help care for her disabled child. Kimie was born premature, blind in her right eye and with cerebral palsy. At age 4, she was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.

But today, she is a spirited grade schooler who has actually spoken as an ambassador on behalf of the center. Last year, the Inland Regional Center nominated her to light the California state Christmas tree in Sacramento with Gov. Jerry Brown.

9-year-old Kimie Metcalf, chosen to help California Governor Jerry Brown light the state Christmas tree. Credit: Micah Escamilla/San Bernadino Sun.

9-year-old Kimie Metcalf, chosen to help California Governor Jerry Brown light the state Christmas tree.
Credit: Micah Escamilla/San Bernardino Sun.

“She is the product of Inland Regional Center, she would not be where she is today without it,” Metcalf said.

Here is video of a painting class the IRC posted on their YouTube channel last May.

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The website says, “Our core values of independence, inclusion and empowerment are the foundation that drives all staff in interactions, provisions of services, and program planning processes.”

What a wonderful, wonderful place.

What incredible people.

What amazing work.

That’s what I’m focusing and even celebrating today.

I hope you’ll join me.

The staff and clients of Inland Regional Center of San Bernadino deserved all that and more long before those evil, disgusting murders crossed their path.

Some of the heroes who work at the Inland Regional Center at their holiday party earlier this week.

Some of the heroes who work at the Inland Regional Center at their holiday party earlier this week.

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Heroes Worked At Inland Regional Center Long Before Shooting

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