Eunice Kennedy Shriver As founder and honorary chairperson of Special Olympics and executive vice president of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a leader in the worldwide struggle to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities for more than five decades.
September 1953 Kennedy siblings at the wedding reception of Jacqueline Bouvier to John F. Kennedy, Hammersmith Farm, Newport, RI, 12 September 1953. Clockwise from left: Robert F. Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Edward M. Kennedy, Jean Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Photograph by Toni Frissell in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
Sargent Shriver(1915-2011) married Eunice Kennedy (1921-2009), a sister of John F. Kennedy, on May 23, 1953 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. They had five children. She was the founder of the Special Olympics and he was the driving force behind the Peace Corps.
The Kennedy family at their home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts on the night after John F Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election. Front row from left: Eunice Shriver, Rose Kennedy , Joseph Kennedy , Jacqueline Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. Back row, from left: Ethel Kennedy, Stephen Smith, Jean Smith, John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Pat Lawford , Sargent Shriver, Joan Kennedy, and Peter Lawford
*TIMOTHY SHRIVER~reveals how the Kennedy's kept Rosemary's lobotomy secret.He described the 'chilling' procedure, which involved surgeons cutting into the brain while the patient was still conscious+only stopping when the patient could no longer communicate.'The outcome,in Rosemary's case,was devastating.'She could no longer speak,her mobility was damaged+'she lost her independence for the rest of her life,'+ was sent to a Catholic institution in Wisconsin.