The Special Olympics Athlete Oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt," has come to embody the movement started by the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1962 with a summer camp in her Maryland backyard.
Special Olympics is now made up of more than 4.5 million athletes all over the world, and in this powerful and moving exploration viewers will see how this world-changing social action, sports and political initiative was born, and why its growth is so important.
"Brave in the Attempt" captures the force of nature that was Eunice Shriver and shows how her personal mission, inspired by her sister Rosemary Kennedy's own struggles with inclusion, to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities eventually developed into the Special Olympics movement.
Aired: 28 Jul 2015