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VIDEO: Kimie Metcalf prepares to light Capitol Christmas tree

Kimie Metcalf, the disabled 9-year-old who is lighting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree, receives a gift from state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, while visiting the Capitol on Tuesday.
Kimie Metcalf, the disabled 9-year-old who is lighting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree, receives a gift from state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, while visiting the Capitol on Tuesday. akoseff@sacbee.com

Assisting Gov. Jerry Brown with this year’s Capitol Christmas tree lighting is 9-year-old Kimie Metcalf of Chino, a leukemia survivor who has cerebral palsy. Before the ceremony, she visited with lawmakers to discuss funding for the California Department of Developmental Services and the ambassadorship to France. Take a peek inside her day under the dome:

Call The Bee’s Alexei Koseff, (916) 321-5236. Follow him on Twitter @akoseff.

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