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Subject: Archive: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Aug. 11, 2009


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Philanthropist, founder of the Special Olympics
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Date Posted: Sunday, August 11, 04:12:21pm

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 August 11, 2009) was an American philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. Shriver is known as the founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. For her efforts on behalf of the disabled, Shriver was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984.

Shriver was a sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith. She was the wife of Sargent Shriver, who was the United States Ambassador to France and was the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1972.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Kennedy_Shriver

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Brother Teddy died 2 weeks later. I knew that his end was near, when he didn't attend her funeral (NT).Sunday, August 11, 04:13:23pm


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