Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy, slain civil rights leader Robert F. Kennedy, and ailing Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy has passed away. Mrs. Shriver, 88, was a champion of the disabled and disenfranchised. Mrs. Shriver founded the International Special Olympics in 1968 to build societal acceptance of and self-esteem amongst the disabled persons of the world. Mrs. Shriver held a variety of government and service positions over the years; her famous brothers often said of her that out of all the Kennedy children, she would be the best suited to be the President of the United States. She leaves behind her daughter, Maria Shriver, the first lady of California, as well as four sons and her husband, Sargent Shriver.