My thoughts and prayers are with the Shriver family as they face the loss of their father, Robert Sargent Shriver, a great man and special needs advocate who organized the Peace Corps and served as its first director.

What an amazing life he lived, as did his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver who passed away in 2009. If we all did just a fraction of what these two individuals did in their lives for others, we could solve many of the world’s ills.

Read the tribute celebrating Sargent Shriver’s life here.

Photo Judy Winter 2011