A Letter from Anthony Kennedy Shriver, In MemoriamFounder and Chairman of Best Buddies International


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It is with a somber heart that I share my Mother's new journey, yet joyful Resurrection, to be at the side of Jesus Christ. It is satisfying to know that she is joining her beloved brothers, sisters and parents in a perfect place that will bring her peace, everlasting happiness and eternal comfort. My Mother, whom my siblings and I loved infinitely, will be missed deeply; though she shall never be forgotten. Her indomitable spirit lives on in her 5 children, 19 grandchildren, and loving husband Sargent; as well as through the millions of individuals with intellectual disabilities around the world whose lives have been directly enhanced in meaningful ways given her relentless passion and determination to uplift our friends within both the Special Olympics and Best Buddies organizations, such that everyone ultimately could be included and happily contribute within our collective communities. My Mother's work to improve the world we share was always personal, abundant and forever inspiring.

Anthony Kennedy Shriver

Founder and Chairman

Best Buddies International

About Anthony Kennedy Shriver, In Memoriam

Anthony Kennedy Shriver is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, which he created in 1989 to foster one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Learn more about Best Buddies International