Senator Kennedy was a true hero to families during the IDEA reauthorization. He and his staff listened intently and understood our issues deeply. There is nobody in Washington D.C. who works harder to assure that our children are not left behind than Senator Kennedy. He is a true gentleman, powerful orator, and incredible leader in our nation and around the world.
As you may have already heard, Senator Kennedy experienced a seizure last Saturday morning. Yesterday, it was confirmed by the press that Senator Kennedy has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. (For a summary of yesterday's announcement, see CNN Online at www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/05/20/kennedy.tumor/index.html .)
We at Our Children Left Behind were numb when we heard the news. Our ongoing prayers and best wishes are with Senator Kennedy, his family, and all who are closest to him.
If you would like to send your best wishes to Senator Kennedy, thanking him for all that he has done for our children, you may do so by visiting his home page on the Web. There is a form that will allow you to share your thoughts at http://kennedy.senate.gov/ .
Thank you in advance for sharing your kindness with an amazing man.
May peace be with Senator Kennedy and his family.
The Our Children Left Behind Team
Shari Krishnan, Tricia and Calvin Luker, Sandy Strassman-Alperstein, and Debi Lewis