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Dear Friends,

Over 20 years ago, Eunice Kennedy Shriver offered me a job as her assistant, and I accepted it. That small act of changing jobs changed my life, as it was through meeting her son, Anthony, Founder of Best Buddies, that I found my career and my calling in life.

Working for and with Mrs. Shriver was exasperating, exhilarating, and fulfilling. She was the smartest person I have ever met, and the most energetic. More, she seemed to me to embody Emily Dickinson's call to "dwell in possibility." Mrs. Shriver knew, before nearly anyone else did, that a more inclusive world was possible for people with intellectual disabilities. Certain that this world would enhance the lives of all of us, she drove herself to achieve it.

Thank you, Mrs. Shriver, for believing, and making us believe, too.

All the best,
Lisa Derx
Vice President

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