From the Editor: Enrique Elissalde is president of the Latin American region of the World Blind Union.
October 13, 1998
Dear Mr. Maurer,
I have just learnt the sad news about Dr. Jernigan, and with no delay I want to express my deepest sorrow for the great loss every one of us has suffered. I have had the pleasure and honor of sharing with him many years of hard work in the international arena, and even when our points of view might have differed, I have always felt an enormous respect for him as a leader and advocate of the blind.
Maybe it is not just a mere coincidence that his funeral will be on October 15, White Cane Day all over the world. All our activities on that special day will be a way of remembering him and offering him the homage of our continuous struggle to go further along the way he has always showed us.
I would very much appreciate if you would transmit the contents of this message to his wife and family.
With my kindest regards,
Enrique Elissalde, President
Union Latinamericana de Ciegos