Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who died today at 88, left a long legacy of raising awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities. Her advocacy was inspired by a sister with mental disabilities. Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and successfully sought federal support for programs for people with mental disabilities. President Barack Obama said Shriver "taught our nation -- and our world -- that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit."

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