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A Letter from Congressman Roy Blunt, In Memoriam

Statement of Congressman Roy Blunt on Passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today issued the following statement following the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver:

"A tireless advocate for those with special needs and their families, Eunice Kennedy Shriver took her own family's challenge and turned it into a blessing for all of the families she helped through Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and other determined efforts.

"Through the years that I worked with her to assist the Special Olympics, I learned a lot about determination and grit from watching her fight to help the athletes who had become her extended family.

"My thoughts and prayers are with her family."