Dear Mrs. Shriver:
I met you at the National Down Syndrome Congress in Anaheim, California in 1985. My son Eric was just five weeks old. In a very tender way you hugged me and said: "Oh Dear...we have set the table for your son, now it is up to you to put food on it for him."
Through your life work and these words, you transformed my life in ways that cannot be measured. Eric is now 23 and my public service on behalf of people like him is owed in great part to your example.
Mrs. Shriver your life is my inspiration and like you and your mother, I will fight the good fight, finish the course, and keep the faith.
God Bless you and mil gracias.
41st US Treasurer
Rosario Marin served as the 41st Treasurer of the United States. She is a former member of Special Olympics International Board of Directors.