Ted Kennedy Died Friday At Age 51
Kara Kennedy approved the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with tears in eyes, on behalf of his sick father in the 2009 White House ceremony, but also managed a smile as the life of Senator Ted Kennedy has been awarded. When the Democratic senator was killed two weeks later, after the battle of brain cancer, his only daughter to read the psalm at his funeral in Boston, moving a lot.
The eldest of three children of Senator Kennedy Kara died Friday at age 51, collapsed after his daily workout at a gym in Washington. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
Although she never sought money like many others in his famous political family, she has contributed to presidential and Senate campaigns of his father and heard his call to give back by the utility. She worked as a filmmaker and television, and was active in a variety of reasons, the art of combat fetal alcohol syndrome.
He himself was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, but was cut the following year, the doctors had said it was successful.
But his brother, Patrick Kennedy, said his treatment against cancer - surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation - has left her physically weak.
"His heart gave," said Patrick Kennedy, a former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island.
Telephone interview with his NA in Boston Saturday, Joan Bennett Kennedy said that she and her daughter were "best friends" they had to do a long swim together, and walks on the beach. She said her daughter had fully recovered from cancer, and there was no lingering health problems.
"She was very healthy. Therefore, it is a shock," said Joan Kennedy.
Kara Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health Club, although the spokeswoman Nancy, Terry wanted to release details, citing the death of a user's privacy. Spokesman of the District of Columbia medical examiner said an e-mail that the cause of death was pending.
Kennedy, the former husband, Michael Allen, said he frequently visited the club and went swimming every day if I could. He said funeral arrangements were carried out.
"His legacy is one of courage and guts and determination in the face of his own illness and in the light of the many family tragedies and unlimited devotion to our children absolutely unlimited," he said.
Kara Kennedy, was born in 1960 to Edward and Joan Kennedy, as his father was campaigning for his brother John F. Kennedy during the presidential primary.
The late senator wrote about his oldest child in his memoirs of 2009, "True Compass" that "I had never seen a more beautiful baby, or have been happier in my life."
Later, she appeared with her father during the campaign for the unsuccessful 1980 Democratic presidential nomination, and he and his brother, Edward Kennedy, Jr. helped to run a senator in 1988, re-election campaign.
A graduate of Tufts University, Kara Kennedy also helped produce several videos for the very special arts, an organization founded by her aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith. She has also served as a director of Edward M. Kennedy Institute, National Director Emeritus and a director of John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and member of the National Advisory Council for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
His diagnosis of lung cancer was in 2002, and the prognosis was bleak. But the family refused to accept that he wrote the senator. He underwent surgery in 2003, and Edward Kennedy accompanied his daughter to chemotherapy.
"Kara answered my exhortations to have faith in himself," he later wrote. "Today, almost seven years later, as I write this, Kara is a dynamic, healthy, working mother with two children is increasing."
Her children, Grace and Max, now teenagers.
Kara Kennedy brothers are involved in the health of them, Edward Kennedy Jr. lost a leg to bone cancer as a child, and Patrick Kennedy in 1988, had surgery to remove a benign tumor pressing against his spine.
"His great strength in his successful battle with lung cancer was an inspiration to us all calm and always with family and other patients of Hope", the Institute Edward M. Kennedy said in a statement.
In August 2009, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, on behalf of his father. Tears filled her eyes as achievements of the senator read aloud. She smiled when President Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy, which was approved in 2008, put his arm around the shoulder in a reassuring way.
Ted Kennedy Died Friday At Age 51