Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009)

August 11th, 2009 9:08 am

I just heard about the news of the death of the founder of Special Olympics. To be honest, I didn’t know much about Special Olympics until last year. Before that, I probably had Special Olympics and Paralympic all confused. Just to clarify – Paralympic is a sporting event for athletes with physical disabilities, and Special Olympics are sporting events for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch of a Special Olympics related project at where I work. Without that involvement, I would have never learned what this event was, who were involved, how great of works that the volunteers are doing, etc.

As a side note, I never knew the existence of Deaflympic until today. Shame on me.

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