A Letter from Geri CritchleyFormer Peace Corps Volunteer

Dear Tim, Maria and the extended Shriver family,

It is with deep gratitude and awe that I send my love and sympathy to you.

It was Eunice who made it possible for my sister, Kaci Critchley, among millions more, to enjoy her life to the fullest.

Since 1970 in Connecticut, Special Olympics WAS and IS my sister's life.

Kaci Critchley, age 46 - one of the OLDEST campers - LOVED CAMP SHRIVER.

I asked Tom Songster, Director, if Kaci were too old for Camp Shriver, and he said, (paraphrase)

"Eunice would never refuse anyone to participate in Camp Shriver for any reason. Of course Kaci can participate! It doesn't matter how old she is."

Eunice "harnessed for God the energies of love...and created fire."

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have created fire."

Teilhard de Chardin

(It was Eunice who introduced me to Teilhard de Chardin by selecting Teilhard's books for my Peace Corps village in Senegal)

Eunice will always be in our hearts and our lives - what an inspiration to this planet!

What a legacy of love and hope and caring!

Thank you, Thank you, a million Thank you's, Eunice.

Love and gratitude,


About Geri Critchley

Geri Critchley is a former Peace Corps volunteer.