Eunice Shriver was a remarkable person. She combined intelligence, sensitivity to the needs of others and a capacity to love that encompassed the globe. Her vision and tenacity empowered her to build a program that has enriched the lives of thousands of Special Olympians in the United States and more than 150 other countries, by ending the stigma associated with mental disabilities. The Special Olympics was her gift to the world. But her legacy also includes a liftime of loving commitment to others. I thank the good Lord for the privilege of knowing her and I pray that the memory of her accomplishments will comfort her family and friends now and forever.
Art Decio is the Chair of Skyline Corporation. He is a former member of Special Olympics International Board of Directors.