Rita Giertych: 6th District, 2011 Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroines of Cook County Award Winner

WHEREAS, we recognize Rita Giertych, from the 6th Cook County District as an advocate and voice for those who had no voice, the developmentally disabled.  As a mother of a child born 50 years ago with Downs Syndrome, Ms. Giertych and her late husband, Fritz, created opportunities where others saw only obstacles.  We applaud Ms. Giertych for her efforts on behalf of her son Tommy, and on behalf of all the other lives she changed for the better.