This 90-year-old California woman was fired from her volunteer position with handicapped kids for a despicable reason

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Most groups need loving volunteers to help make the lives of the less fortunate better.

But sometimes things don’t work out, and even volunteers get fired when they break a company policy.

But you will be furious when you find out why this group fired a woman who had been volunteering for 60 years to help handicapped kids.

Woman fired for not understanding the concept of “pronouns”

Fran Itkoff is a 90-year-old woman who has been a longtime advocate for people dealing with MS or multiple sclerosis.

Itkoff lost her husband to the disease 20 years ago and took his place as the head of the Long Beach Lakewood MS support group.

She has also volunteered for the national organization, the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, and has done 60 years of selfless volunteer work while also winning multiple awards from the nonprofit.

However, Itkoff was recently removed from her position and told the world why in an interview with Chaya Raichik from Libs of TikTok.

According to Itkoff, she was simply confused after being asked to introduce herself using gender pronouns, which was somehow enough to have her fired.

“I was confused. I didn’t know what it was and what it meant,” she said, referring to her reaction after a group rep asked her to start using pronouns in her email signature.

“I had seen it on a couple of letters that had come in after the person’s name. But I didn’t know what it meant. So when I finally talked to her, I asked what it meant… And she said that meant they were all inclusive, which didn’t make sense to me,” she continued.

Itkoff said that it seemed like the organization was “labeling for females, not males, if you are just putting in she/her.”

After expressing her confusion, Itkoff was fired within days.

She then received an email from National MS Society Community Engagement Manager Kali Kumor, who accused the 90-year-old of violating its “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” guidelines.

The email stated, “Unfortunately, based on the situation, we have made the difficult decision to have you step down from your volunteer position, effective immediately.”

Kumor also severed the relationship between the Long Beach Lakewood MS group and the national society.

A completely shocking move

During her interview with Raichik, Itkoff said she was “completely shocked” to receive the message.

“I can’t believe… I had to read it a couple of times to see if I’m getting what she said,” she added.

Her daughter Elle said the decision to fire her mother was “ironic” because firing a disabled 90-year-old woman who has volunteered for the organization for 60 years doesn’t seem to fit their mission toward inclusivity.

“And literally the sole purpose was to help the MS patients and find a cure. That’s literally all she does,” her daughter said.

Even after her interview went viral, the National MS Society held to its decision to fire Itkoff, going so far as to say that she was let go because others should not have to feel “unsafe” at work.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.