Dear Dr. Timothy Shriver,
I am writing to extend my sincere condolence and sympathy to you and your family. I was deeply saddened by the news of the pass-away of your mother, Ms. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a great lady.
Ms. Eunice Kennedy Shriver is passionate, wise and full of pioneering spirit. This gentle but strong-willed lady has greatly influenced the perception and attitude of the world towards people with intellectual disability. The Special Olympics movement she initiated has fundamentally changed the life and destiny of millions of people with intellectual disability and their families worldwide. She will be memorized and missed by the Special Olympics family, including the Chinese people forever!
I am sure that your mother is very proud of your many achievements and she is assured that the Special Olympics movement continues to grow and prosper under your leadership.
Member, Board of Special Olympics International
President, Special Olympics China
Jia Yong is a member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors and President of Special Olympics China.