- The Washington Times - Friday, October 10, 2014

A 10-year-old California girl with a seizure disorder so intense she can’t play in public parks was given her own playground by the Make-A-Wish Foundation — but city officials have deemed it an ordinance violation that must go.

The backyard play set includes three swings, a slide and a clubhouse. And to Tiffany Miranda and her mother Jessica Torres, it’s a godsend.

“[She] just loves it,” Ms. Torres told a local CBS affiliate. “She has her own special park.”

But Santa Fe Springs officials ordered its removal, calling the playground is a code violation and a “public nuisance,” CBS reported.

“When I asked the city, ‘So where do you expect my daughter to play?’ they said, ‘Well, the city’s not responsible for your daughter’s disability,’” Mrs. Torres told CBS. “They said, ‘Your Tiffany is not our problem.’”

The city manager reportedly said that they’re concerned about the clutter and the family’s safety, but stated the playground can in fact stay and that he’d contact the family to clarify the directive.

But Mrs. Torres and her husband told the affiliate that they’ve yet to hear from the city that the playground can stay.

“I’m not going to let this go,” Ms. Torres said. “I’m not going to remove the playhouse and I’m not going to remove her canopy and I want them to stop picking on my Tiffany.”



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