19 Year Old Special Needs Student Dies After Left Inside a School Bus Parked at a Whittier Union High School District, CA

A 19 year old male special needs student was found dead on Friday after he had been left inside a school bus parked at the Whittier Union High School District parking lot. The incident was first reported as a patient in “full arrest” about 4:25 p.m. in a school district parking. The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced his death at 4:33 p.m. Police labeled the incident a “suspicious death.” How in the hell in this day and age does a bus driver not check the bus to make sure there is no one aboard the bus?

A 19-year-old special needs student died after he was left inside a school bus parked at a Whittier Union High School District parking lot for hours Friday afternoon, officials said.

The incident was first reported as a patient in “full arrest” about 4:25 p.m. in a school district parking lot along Mulberry Drive, between Painter and Greenleaf avenues, according to Whittier police and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

Police officers first responded to a report of a “man down” on a bus at the district parking lot, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.

“The bus company, Pupil Transpiration (Cooperative), driver received a call from dispatch that a student was missing,” Whittier police Officer Brad White said. “He (returned) to his bus and that’s where he found this young man unresponsive.”

It was unclear how much time had passed.

When officers arrived at the scene, “They saw several bus drivers performing CPR on an adult male,” according to the statement. “Officers took over in an attempt to revive the adult male, but their attempts were unsuccessful. The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced his death at 4:33 p.m.”

The teen’s cause of death was unknown, officials added.

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body, White said.

Friday’s afternoon temperatures soared well into the 90s.

Police labeled the incident a “suspicious death.”

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Hun Joon Lee deceased, RIP

UPDATE I: Heartbroken Mom Speaks Out After Student With Autism Found Dead on School Bus … “They Killed My Son”.

The mother of a 19-year-old man with autism who was found dead on a school bus Friday night — possibly after being left there all day — was looking for answers, and said she hasn’t heard from the school or the bus company since his death.

In an interview on Monday, Eun Ha Lee told KTLA she was devastated over the loss of her son, Hun Joon Lee.

“My boy is a very, very precious boy,” she said. “I don’t know other people, how they think about my son, but my son is perfect to me.”

Posted September 13, 2015 by
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16 Year Old Karla Galarza Missing Since 1/13/15 in in the Bronx, NY (Update: Found Safe)

16 year old Karla Galarza has been missing since Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Bronx, New York. The  New York State Police said, the special needs 16 year old girl was last seen about 5 p.m. Tuesday leaving the New York City Workforce Career Center, located at 358 East 149th St. in the Bronx. Karla Galarza has low cognitive function, bi-polar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. According to the police, Karla Galarza got into an argument and stormed out of the therapist’s office in the middle of the session.

Karla Galarza description:

  • 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds
  • brown hair and brown eyes.
  • last seen wearing faded gray jeans, black boots, a pink polar fleece and a pink down vest.

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Karla has been missing since 5 p.m. Tuesday and was last seen in the area of 358 East 149th St. in the Bronx, State Police said.

Karla is described as white, hispanic, 5-foot-8, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder length hair last seen in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing eye glasses, faded gray jeans, calf-high black boots and a pink polar fleece with a pink down vest.

Karla has been diagnosed with significant develop mental disabilities, low cognitive function, bi-polar disorder and other psychiatric conditions, police said. She is in need of multiple prescription medications. She has family and friends in various areas of the Bronx.

UPDATE I: Missing 16-year-old girl with special needs spotted in Times Square.

A frantic search is on for a 16-year-old girl with special needs who has been missing for nearly two days and was last spotted in Times Square asking for directions to a toy store.

Galarza was spotted about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on a Manhattan-bound No. 2 train. Police believe she exited at the 42nd St-Times Square station and asked someone for directions to Toys R Us.

If anyone has seen Karla Galarza ,please contact the New York State Police in Cortlandt at 914-737-7171 or 911.

UPDATE II: Missing 16-year-old girl with special needs found safe.

A 16-year-old girl with special needs has been found safe, nearly two days after she disappeared from the Bronx, state police said.

Karla Galarza was found Thursday evening, though the details of her discovery were not released to the public.

Class Act: Memphis Grizzlies Forward Zach Randolph Gives the Shirt Off His Back to Young Special Needs Fan

NICE DEED OF THE WEEK AWARD: All too often we see the bad side of athletes, take a look at one of the good guys of the NBA, Zach Randolph …

Zach Randolph shows why he is one of the most active players in giving back to the community as he literally gives the shirt off his back to a special needs fan. The Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was just awarded the Kia Assist award for November for his contributions in the community and we can certainly see that he is well deserved.

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph received the November Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable efforts and contributions in the community, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.

Kia Motors and the NBA are honoring Randolph for his continued dedication to helping underprivileged children and families in need. As a part of the NBA’s Season of Giving, Randolph distributed 900 Thanksgiving food baskets at Booker T. Washington High School and Hamilton High School in Memphis.

That was a class act Zach, KUDOS!!!

20 Year Old Victoria Ichrist Missing Since 11/8/13 in Columbus, OH

20 year old  Victoria Ichrist has been missing since Friday afternoon, November 8, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.  Victoria Ichrist was last seen around 4:30 pm on Friday in the area of Franklin Park. Victoria Ichrist is said to be special needs.

Family members describe Ichrist as a white female standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing jeans, a purple fleece zip-up jacket and blue Nike shoes.

Facebook: Victoria Ichrist

Victoria Ichrist

Missing – 20 year old Victoria Ichrist

If anyone has seen Victoria Ichrist, please contact Columbus police at 614-645-4545

America Deserves Better … What Does it Say About a President’s Character … When His Campaign Tries to use the Tragedy of a Woman’s Death for his Political Gain … How About “Special Olympics” Jokes … How About Constantly Blaming Others?

When being President … Character Matters.

The recent Mitt Romney political ad, “America Deserves Better” pretty much says it all. After 3+ years under President Barack Obama America does deserve better. Much better. Much, much better. In the ad below, it asks … What does it say about a Presidents character when his campaign tries to use the tragedy of a woman’s death for their political gain? What does it say about a Presidents character when he had his campaign raise money for the  ad and stood by as his top aids were caught lying about it?

Doesn’t America Deserve Better … Character Matters!

There comes a point when a President has to take the responsibility for his actions, agenda and policies. As they say, “the buck stops here”. However, when it comes to Barack Obama, the buck stops with everyone else, especially George W. Bush. To the point where 3+ years into the Obama administration, Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, tells Obama to stop blaming his brother. Of course it has to do with Obama’s failed policies and lack of focus on jobs.

“I mean, look, the guy (Obama) was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it,” Bush said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “But he’s had three years. His policies have failed.”

On another side of the issue, I am curious, why does everyone think that Barack Obama is such a good guy? Seriously, where does this come from? Do we actually consider him a good guy because he is the father of two and has not cheated on his wife? Is that how low we have set the bar? If this is the case, then Mitt Romney is a “great guy”, he has been married to one woman, Ann Romney, and has raised 5 boys and helped take care of his wife through her illnesses. Serioulsy America … nice guy? Have you been paying attention to the vicious. negative campaign that Obama has been running? Likable, hardly.

Back to character … Does this really surprise anyone about the negative ads that Obama has backed and his win at any cost? For all those who buy into the liberal MSM’s narrative that Barack Obama is so likable and people would want to have a beer with him. Really? From Obama’s failed first term in office, the only way you can have a beer with Barack is when he falsely jumps to a conclusion that you were acting stupidly and in a racist manner. Or have we forgotten when Obama made the claims that the Cambridge. MA police acted stupidly? Before Obama knew the facts, The One automatically jumped to the conclusion that Sgt. James Crowley “acted stupidly” for arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Lewis Gates Jr.

Click HERE to watch the shameful Obama joke on ‘Special Olympic”

Talk about character, or the lack thereof. Remember when President Barack Obama thought it was perfectly ok to go on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and make a derogatory joke about the ‘Special Olympics”?  Because Barack Obama can’t bowl, he made the comment that he bowled like “Special Olympics”. That is what passes as humor for Barack Obama. What character, making a pejorative comments regarding those with special needs who have more talent, honor and class in their pinky than Obama. The Jokester in Chief  puts others down because of  his inept failure to knock down any pins. Heck, Obama can’t throw a baseball either.

I will say this … if Barack Obama is willing to make such a comment as a way to get laughs and denigrate those participants in the Special Olympics in from of millions of views, imagine what he does when no one is watching? Then again, its not like Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff didn’t use the “R” word …  Character Matters!

Rick Santorum’s Youngest Daughter Bella Hospitalized … Cancels All Florida Events … Say a Prayer

File this one under having the correct priorities in life.

There was a news story out on Friday that Republican Presidential primary hopeful Rick Santorum had left Florida and gone home to Pennsylvania. Many speculated that maybe Santorum was getting out of the race. However, the story is much more important than any political election. It is now being reported that Rick Santorum’s youngest daughter Bella was hospitalized. Santorum had canceled all of his political events to be with his family and his daughter.

Rick Santorum’s 3-year old daughter has been hospitalized in Philadelphia, his campaign said Saturday.

“Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this evening,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Isabella Santorum, one of the presidential candidate’s seven children, has a genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18 that causes people to be born with an extra copy of the 18th chromosome. The disorder causes developmental abnormalities, and half of infants born with the condition do not survive for more than a week after birth, according to the National Institutes of Health.

It was not initially stated why she was hospitalized; however, as reported at ABC News, Bella was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA with pneumonia.

The reason Bella Santorum was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Saturday night is because she has pneumonia in both of her lungs, a campaign aide told ABC News.

The 3-year-old, who has the serious genetic disorder Trisomy 18, is not on a ventilator, though, which is a very good sign.
Please all say a prayer for the Santorum’s and their precious three year old daughter Bella.

Please say a prayer for the Santorum family and little Bella. Let me also say, KUDOS to Rick Santorum for having the proper priorities. No political office is more important than the health of a child. None. Get well soon Bella!!!

BTW Newt, forget Santorum dropping out, maybe you should! Stop worrying about others and worry about yourself. You are getting trounced in Florida and it has nothing to do but anyone but yourself.

Absolutely Despicable: Wonkette Editor Jack Stuef … Reprehensible Birthday Greeting to Sarah Palin’s Son Trig

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE LEFT? … YOU ACTUALLY THINK THE IS FUNNY OR APPROPRIATE! This is how the LEFT honors a baby’s birthday with special needs.

File this one under, UNREAL. Those on the LEFT have lost their souls. Sorry, but there is no justification or rational behind attacking a child with Down Syndrome. NONE!!!  This is pathetic and sick, even for Wonkette. Sorry, I will never link to such a most; however, will do so to Mediaite.com as they report on this hateful and insensitive story. Who knew that jokes about Down Syndrome,  incest, child rape, and fetal alcohol syndrome was humor. But when the LEFT attacks Sarah Palin, all things are perfectly ok. Imagine if those at Wonkette made similar comments about Obama’s daughters.

Political humor website Wonkette has long been trending toward nihilistic snark for snark’s sake, but Jack Stuef’s column “honoring” Trig Palin’s birthday is about the most irredeemably vile, unfunny thing I’ve ever seen. As if jokes about Trig’s Down Syndrome aren’t bad enough on their own, Stuef goes the extra mile to pen kneeslappers about incest, child rape, and fetal alcohol syndrome. I don’t want to reproduce too much of it here, but this quote is fairly representative:

News Busters states it best … “What has become of today’s liberalism that makes it acceptable to attack the mentally handicapped if they or their parents are conservatives?” Seriously folks, you mean the LEFT who claim to champion the underdog and the down trodden find it perfectly ok to attack a child with Downs as long as their parents do not agree with their political agenda. ARE YOU THAT SICK!

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No Shame: Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel … “f—ing retarded!”

Obama Administration used the “R” word again …

Why does this White House continually have to apologize for their insensitive comments? How can they not think that it would be inappropriate from the outset?  First it was Barack Obama and now Rahm Emanuel finds himself in hot water after using slurs against mentally challenged Americans. Ok, he said … “f—ing retarded!”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) called Monday evening for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s firing over remarks he allegedly made about the intellectually disabled.

Palin, the mother of a child with Down’s Syndrome, called on President Barack Obama to end Emanuel’s tenure as chief of staff for having allegedly called participants in a strategy session “f—ing retarded.”

Sarah Palin called out Rahm Emanuel and demanded that Emanuel be fired on her Facebook page. The question is, what is going on with this Administration that begs everyone else to be civil, bi-partisan and cordial, while they act like a bunch of inconsiderate and evil spirited individuals?

Why is it ok for this Administration to make continued insulting and derogatory comments and slurs at others while their minions claim that all people who oppose Obama and his policies are racists?

It was not that ling ago when President Barack Hussein Obama went on The Tonight Show and thought it was cute and funny to make funny of the “Special Olympics”.It is obvious that this Administration did not mean the apology, not learned anything from the “teachable” moment.

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Posted February 3, 2010 by
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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 – Rahm Emanuel’s Big Mouth …”F’n Retarded”

  • Sarah Palin is calling for his resignation for a crude statement he made.

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Special Olympics Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Critical Condition Cape Cod Hospital

The champion of special needs individuals hospitalized in critical condition.

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

88 year old Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of the late President John F. Kennedy and Eunice_Kennedy_Shriverfounder of the Special Olympics, was hospitalized on Friday in critical condition. Family members, including her daughter Maria Shriver and husband California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flew into Cape Cod, Mass to be at Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s bedside. She is reported to be in critical but stable condition at a Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

“Every person, regardless of whatever different abilities they may have, can contribute, can be a source of joy, can beam with pride and love.” –Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the founder and honorary chairwoman of the Special Olympics. All politics aside, Eunice Kennedy Shriver is a personal hero of mine. Her tireless work with special needs children and individuals with intellectual disabilities is to be applauded. Any one who has ever taken part in Special Olympics in any capacity knows just what an amazing and reward life altering experience it is. To be a volunteer for Special Olympics one would never look at the Olympics in the same manner ever again

Shriver is renowned in her own right as the founder and honorary chairwoman of the Special Olympics, which helps 3 million people with intellectual disabilities in nearly 200 countries around the world.


Go to Special Olympics.org and learn more about this truly great organization

From the Cape Cod Times:

The entire Shriver family has gathered around the ailing matriarch, including her Alzheimer’s stricken husband Sargent Shriver, her grandchildren and all her children, including Maria Shriver and her husband California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“The family is grateful for the prayers of her many friends,” said Kirsten Suto Seckler, spokeswoman for the Special Olympics in Washington, D.C. “We are with the family at this time in our hearts,” she said by phone.

Shriver has been in the Hyannis hospital for about a week, said Cape Cod Hospital spokeswoman Robin Lord.

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