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The life of a woman who changed the World

Eunice Gonzalez, Chief Editor

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a graduate of Harvard, had physical limitations but she opened the first Special Olympics. One thousand athletes with intellectual disabilities participated in these Olympics.

In Eunice’s childhood she shared a house with her siblings including John F. Kennedy in Georgetown.

Shriver pushed her brother to start the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development which went on to create life-saving research. Shriver was passionate about getting better care for children with special needs. In 1982, Shriver founded the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring at university of Utah that was k-8 and focused on children with disabilities. Eunice’s legacy lives on. 

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The life of a woman who changed the World