Eunice Kennedy Shriver
I hope you are doing well, I am doing good. This week I feel we lost a true American Hero. I am so inspired by her work and how she changed the world for people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice came from so much wealth and power but she used it for the betterment of people like her sister Rosemary and my mother. Most people in that position abuse the power and privilege, but God instilled a sense of compassion in her that many people never receive. She inspires me to keep on fighting for the Humane rights for the mentally ill. In her words she said it all.“The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it.” “The right to be anyone’s neighbor?” “You have earned it!” That's right Eunice everyone deserses the right to be a member of society and thrown away in a dark room with the door locked. You broke those barriers and you truly were an Angel on Earth. The picture above is a painting made for her a couple of years ago. I think it speaks volumes about what she did, she brought light into the lives of so many.
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