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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, trailblazer who improved lives of disabled, dies

Eunice Kennedy Shriver visited a home in Bonn for retarded children on a trip with President Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver visited a home in Bonn for retarded children on a trip with President Kennedy. (United Press International/ File 1963)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / August 12, 2009

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who planted the seeds for the Special Olympics when she launched Camp Shriver on the lawn of her Maryland home, and then with force of will and the clout of her family name spread her vision of lifting the developmentally disabled “into the sunlight of useful living,’’ died yesterday. (Full article: 1745 words)

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