I am so proud to be one of the founders of Special Olympics European Games here -- 1985.
What a wonderful World Games took place in 2003! Any statesman or pop star would enjoy the tributes of appreciation & recognition shown to Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the opening ceremonies.
President Mandela, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Muhammad Ali, Bono, 007 Pierce Brosnan, Madonna - eat your heart out!
Eunice has inspired + encouraged people with intellectual disabilities to reach their potential and fully participate in happy family life.
Eunice, your dedication + energy has lit a torch which burns brightly and affects millions of people around the world.
Happy birthday dear friend, and Happy Olympic Anniversary.
I send you an Irish Blessing -
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind always be at your back
Sláinte, Dot Tubridy
Dot Tubridy is a friend and supporter of Special Olympics.