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U.S. Senator Honors Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne

Loretta stands next to a sign that reads, “U.S. Senator Bob Casey Honors Black History Month. Voices Empowering Generational Change.”

Loretta Claiborne on the U.S. Senate constructing to obtain an honor from U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania.

‘Voices Empowering Generational Change’ is the right solution to describe our Chief Inspiration Officer, Loretta Claiborne throughout Black Historical past Month and at all times. She is a real testomony to the ability of dedication and resilience, and we’re grateful she obtained this well-deserved recognition on 26 February 2024 from the workplace of U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania (Claiborne’s house state) for her distinctive contributions significantly as a pacesetter inside the Particular Olympics motion.

Throughout Senator Casey’s 18th annual Black Historical past occasion, Claiborne together with 4 different honorees from the state of Pennsylvania have been acknowledged by Casey on the Senate ground and through a panel dialogue in a Senate assembly room. Along with Clairborne, these being acknowledged have been Donta Inexperienced, Government Director of the Commerce Institute of Pittsburg, Lurline Jones, a coach and civil rights activist from Philadelphia, and Edgar and Barbara Farmer, longtime advocates for training and variety from of State School.

Casey spoke about why this 12 months’s leaders, together with Claiborne, have been being celebrated. “These 5 honorees characterize the perfect of Pennsylvania. Their work uplifting the following technology by nurturing the arrogance and skill already inside them will depart a long-lasting impression on our Commonwealth.”

Loretta and Senator Casey shake hands standing next to the Black History event sign.

Loretta Claiborne with Senator Bab Casey

Casey shared insights into Claiborne’s early historical past earlier than offering an summary of her contributions, “Loretta did not begin strolling till age of 4 and hasn’t stopped since, working 26 marathons. That is 26 greater than me!” He continued, “Loretta is a trailblazer for folks with disabilities ensuring they can share their particular presents.”

Throughout the panel dialogue, Claiborne was requested about the advantages of being multilingual. She responded, “With language, after I step exterior my field, I can cross limitations. I used to be by no means afraid to step out my field as a result of my mom informed me, it is not how a lot you could have, it is what you could have and the way you employ it.”

Attending the occasion to help Clairborne have been lots of her household, pals and Particular Olympics colleagues.

Clairborne credit a lot of her success to asking for assist. “I needed to study to simply accept I’ve a incapacity, nevertheless it will not have an effect on the place I can go. I discovered get via life by not being afraid to ask for assist.”

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