CNN and the Associated Press report that Bobby’s aunt Eunice was hospitalized in Boston over the Thanksgiving holiday. See full story below:
(CNN) Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of former President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, is in the hospital, said a spokesman for her daughter, California first lady Maria Shriver.
(PHOTO FROM GETTY IMAGES/CNN: Eunice Kennedy Shriver attends a Special Olympics Torch Run Ceremony at the White House July 26.)
“She has had many health challenges in the past several months, and in every case she has bounced back,” Daniel Zingale said. “I hope and expect it will be the same in this case.”
He would not elaborate on Shriver’s status, saying, “the family’s privacy must be respected.”
However, a spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital said Shriver was in fair condition, according to The Associated Press.
She was admitted on November 18, the AP reported.
Shriver, 86, is also the sister of Senator Edward Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy.
She founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and has received numerous awards for her work with children.
She was hospitalized in October 2005 after suffering a minor stroke and hip fracture.
President John F. Kennedy with his sister Eunice.
All of us here at RFKin2008.com wish Eunice Kennedy Shriver a speedy and full recovery. At 86, she is the oldest living Kennedy — and we need her around to keep on fighting the good fight. Get well soon, Eunice!