Eunice Shriver Critically Ill

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 3:56 PM CDT
Eunice Shriver Critically Ill
Maria Shriver and husband Arnold Schwarzenegger are by her mother's side.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Eunice Shriver, the 88-year-old sister of Sen. Ted Kennedy, is in intensive care in a Massachusetts hospital, the Cape Cod Times reports. The Special Olympics founder has been in the hospital for a week and is in critical but stable condition. Her family, including daughter Maria Shriver and son-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger, is by her side. “The family is grateful for the prayers of her many friends,” a Special Olympics spokesman says. (Read more Eunice Shriver stories.)

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