April 16th, 2016 was the Grand Opening for the accessible playground at Loma Linda Community Center! For this event, my first school helper and one of my favorite people, Carmen Montoya, was my special date. I asked her to go with me because she did everything that she could to make play fun for me when I was little. Carmen took one of her little granddaughters with her. A few of my other friends went to join us. On that day, we got to meet Mayor Richard Berry. We told him I wanted to see a special swing for every park. He said he would take this idea to a meeting that week, but I never heard from him. He has left office. The only bad thing was that our bench didn’t make it for the opening. It got there a few weeks later.