Eunice Kennedy Shriver's condition improves

BALTIMORE (AP) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver is expected to make a full recovery from a postoperative infection, her son said Monday.

Shriver, 79, a sister of the late President John F. Kennedy, remains at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she has been in stable condition for the past week, according to her son, Maryland state Delegate Mark Shriver.

Shiver had a benign pancreatic tumor removed Oct. 12, and was later released from the hospital. She was readmitted Oct. 23 after developing an infection.

Shriver, whose sister Rosemary was mentally retarded, organized the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago. Her husband, R. Sargent Shriver, was the founding director of the Peace Corps and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 1972.


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