Several hundred people mourned Eunice Kennedy Shriver at a wake today in Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Times reports. Husband Sargent Shriver, daughter Maria, and son-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger were joined by family, friends, and others appreciative of Shriver’s advocacy for the disabled through the Special Olympics. "Eunice's life was such an example of the best of our country," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The funeral at 10am tomorrow will be streamed live at www.eunicekennedyshriver.org.
"She literally changed people's perceptions of an entire segment of society," said the director of a Cape Cod disability services agency. "As a result of what she was able to do, the disabled had the opportunity to do things they otherwise wouldn't have dreamed of. As a result of her generosity, they have self-esteem, confidence, things that carry over into the rest of their lives."