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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Has Died

According to CNN, Eunice Kennedy Shriver has died. She was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of Special Olympics. She was 88. According to the report, her husband, five children with their spouses, and all 19 grandchildren were with her.

She will be sorely missed as those of us who have family members diagosed with developmental disabilities hold a special place in our hearts for her and work she did. According to the CNN report, 3.1 million people with mental disabilities participate in 228 programs in in 170 nations, according to the Special Olympics. I remember attending one of the Special Olympic events at which she spoke along with others and members of the Kennedy/Shriver family.

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