I join with millions of Americans in mourning the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a truly selfless individual who has left an indelible mark on this country. As the founder of the Special Olympics four decades ago, she forever changed the lives of countless individuals living with disabilities.
Through her tireless advocacy and encouragement, Eunice Kennedy Shriver showed that disabilities should not be a barrier to success and achievement. Her legacy will surely be one of hope and service.
I offer my condolences to her family and friends and to all of those whose lives she enriched.