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."