Here’s my May 2008 gush…
I’M A BIG FAN OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS!
I love Special Olympics. That’s why I profiled the organization and Timothy Shriver in my book. Few have done as much to improve the lives of those with special needs, specifically intellectual disabilities (ID), as has this terrific organization.
While others ignored their lives and their challenges, Eunice Kennedy Shriver took it upon herself to create a new world of experiences for those with ID in her own backyard. The lessons she began have impacted the world is ways too big for simple words. Suffice it to say, that the gentle seeds Shriver planted and nurtured years ago have blossomed beyond imagination worldwide. Thanks to her continuing, dedicated efforts and those of her son, Timothy Shriver and all the families, volunteers and athletes who refuse to let the perceived limitations of others limit them, this outstanding organization has changed millions of lives, and outdated perceptions, worldwide.
Thank you, Special Olympics, for the amazing work you do each day, and for the terrific example. For more information, visit: www.specialolympics.org.
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