Peter Quintanilla, the brother of Roy Quintanilla, passed away yesterday. Peter was the youngest of 16 children and was born with Down Syndrome. Those who heard Roy Quintanilla's testimony at the public hearing for Bill 326-33 will recall that caring for his brother, Peter, kept Roy "grounded" in his adult life even as he continued to mentally and psychologically suffer for decades after being sexually molested by a priest he trusted. Let us pray for the repose of Peter's soul and for peace and consolation for Roy and his family. And let us all say a thank you to Roy for his incredible courage. God Bless you, Roy.
P.S. Many will want to send Roy their personal condolences. Rather than give out his personal contact information, please leave your thoughts in the comments to this post. We will make sure Roy sees them.