Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (July 10, 1921-August 11, 2009)

Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy (nee Fitzgerald), Eunice Kennedy Shriver championed handicapped children. She began the Special Olympics in her backyard in 1962 and has received numerous accolades for her lifelong dedication.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

She was a great American. David

Mama Zen said...

Truly a great lady.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Yes, she was, David!

Wholeheartedly agree, MZ!

Anonymous said...

Their sister who had Down's Syndrome must have had a tremendous impact on her. K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

More than likely true, K.!

ChaChaneen said...

I would have liked to have known this lady, have coffee and chat awhile during a long weekend in Cape Cod. She seemed the most personable and relateable of the siblings.

Hope your having a great summer and staying cool!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

What a wonderful thought, Janeen! My guess is that she must have been very vivacious and high spiriited to have loved handicapped children so and do something for them!