A true caregiver who put others before herself, Theresa brought generosity and beauty to this world. Her selflessness will be forever missed and her memory will live on in those blessed to have known her.
As a parent with a special needs child, a contribution to the Special Olympics would be a living tribute to Theresa's memory.
To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - the Stonaker Family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the
Throughout the 1960s, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's commitment to changing the way the world treated mental retardation saw not only landmark legislation dealing with mental disabilities and disability rights, but was also instrumental in bringing mental retardation out of the darkness and into the light of public acceptance. The genesis of Special Olympics was a summer day camp that Sargent and Eunice Shriver started in the backyard of their Maryland home. In July 1968, the world witnessed the first International Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. In December of that year, the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation incorporated Special Olympics. Since then, Special Olympics has grown to become the largest program of its kind.
Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with special intellectual and physical limitations. The Special Olympics philosophy believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities are benefited physically, mentally, socially and spiritually, families are strengthened, and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.
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