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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Dies at 88

R.I.P. Eunice.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a member of one of the most prominent families in American politics and a trailblazer in the effort to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, died early Tuesday morning at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. She was 88. Her death, at 2 a.m., was confirmed by her family in a statement. A family friend said that Mrs. Shriver had been in declining health for months, having suffered a series of strokes.

See rest of Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/us/12shriver.html?_r=1&hp
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