Today I want to congratulate Tim Shriver for being named as an important “Peacemaker 2012” by Nicholas Burns in his recent Boston Globe op-ed. (The Globe article can only be accessed with a subscription, so I offer you the Harvard University reprint.)
Nicholas Burns wrote about Tim Shriver:
Continuing in the tradition of his remarkable parents, he is spreading the magic of the Special Olympics to more than 4 million young people with intellectual disabilities in nearly every country of the world. From an extended family that personifies public service, he is building peace in the hearts of kids and adults alike one at a time.
We got to know Tim when he appeared as a keynoter at the Ruderman Family Foundation ADVANCE conference on disabilities in 2011. His leadership of Special Olympics, and his tireless advocacy for people with developmental disabilities everywhere, has indeed made him an extraordinary contributor to our increasingly inclusive world.