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Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics died today. She was 88.
She leaves behind her husband, R. Sargeant Shriver, 5 children, and 19 grandchildren, who were all present with her when she passed away.
“We are tremendously grateful for the extreme outpouring of support and prayer from the public as we honor our beloved founder,” said Special Olympics President and Chief Operation Officer Brady Lum in a statement.
“Today we celebrate the life of a woman who had the vision to create our movement. It is an enormous loss, but I know we can rest assured that her legacy will live on through her family, friends, and the millions of people around the world who she touched and transformed.” (CNN)