Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Farewell, Eunice Kennedy Shriver

You may have heard by now that Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, died today at age 88. 

There are many great things about her and the work she accomplished on behalf of the those with physical and intellectual disabilities.  But one of my favorite things is that she displayed a complete example of defending the vulnerable, not only those with disabilities, but also the unborn.

From the USA Today article,
Unlike other members of her Democratic clan, she remained opposed to legalized abortion and was a longtime supporter of the group Feminists for Life.

From her family’s statement today,
Inspired by her love of God, her devotion to her family, and her relentless belief in the dignity and worth of every human life, she worked without ceasing - searching, pushing, demanding, hoping for change. (emphasis mine)

She will most definitely be missed.

1 comment:

  1. I've only recently learned about Eunice Kennedy Shriver. I didn't know that she planted the seeds for today's Special Olympics. She's truly a great lady. I'm sure many people aspire to follow in her footsteps. I sure would.


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