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Eunice Kennedy Shriver In Critical Condition At Mass. Hospital

08/ 7/09 04:42 PM ET   AP

Eunice Kennedy

CAPE COD, Mass. — A family spokesman says Eunice Kennedy Shriver is in critical condition at a Massachusetts hospital.

Spokesman Stephen Rivers said Friday that the 88-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy is surrounded by her family at Cape Cod Hospital. He says her husband, children and all her grandchildren are at her side.

Shriver is renowned in her own right for founding the Special Olympics.

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