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Brighter days are ahead for the retarded--but they still need your understanding
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Early on, Eunice recognized the need for a platform to reach the larger public and mobilize people of influence around the movement.
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He helped build peace by developing and implementing programs and policies structured to promote long-term, cumulative, peaceable change.
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Eunice strongly encouraged her children to learn and take the most from any activity; all the while reminding them of their responsibility to make a difference and contribute to the world.
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Eunice knew, that to a large extent, presidents, premiers and popes set the agenda for their followers. If you get to the head, you get to the heart.
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Tim Shriver put it best: "If you look at her brothers and sisters and all that they accomplished, no one will stand any higher than my mother."
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Dr. Paul Berman: Entering a Special World
Dr. Paul Berman, founder of Special Olympics' free Opening Eyes vision screenings, describes the world Eunice helped create, one of equality, personal growth and empowerment.
HYANNIS, MA (August 11, 2009) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver died early this morning at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Near her at the time of her death were her husband, R. Sargent Shriver; her five children: Robert "Bobby" Sargent Shriver III, Maria Owings Shriver, Timothy Perry Shriver, Mark Kennedy Shriver and Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver, as well as their spouses and all of her nineteen grandchildren.
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People around the world united to celebrate the spirit and legacy of Special Olympics' late founder and longtime Best Buddies supporter and board member Eunice Kennedy Shriver ("EKS") during the Second Annual EKS Day Sept. 24. Shriver dedicated her life to empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and showed the transformative power of sports to unite people of all abilities.
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