Eunice Kennedy Shriver was advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities before most people even acknowledged that the population was worthy of our time, energy and recognition. 

For that, and so much more, we owe this remarkable woman our gratitude and thanks. Eunice Kennedy Shriver helped pave the way for all of us who care deeply about ensuring the rights and greater life opportunities for those with special needs, not to mention giving birth to that terrific organization we call Special Olympics. Please take a moment to click here and send Mrs. Shriver your thanks at the Special Olympics website. 
She’s the ultimate special needs sibling who has given so much unselfishly to the world. Saying thanks is the least we can do, and it only takes a minute of our time.

Photo of Eunice Kennedy Shriver provided by Special Olympics. Used with permission.