Elizabeth (Liddy) Shriver
In April 2002, Elizabeth (Liddy) Shriver was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. She was 37-years old when she died in January 2004, 21-months later. Liddy is an inspiration to everyone who learns how much she accomplished in the way she approached her cancer. She helped people understand some of the complex medical issues involved in dealing with and treating cancer. People from around the world have read her journal. She was, directly and indirectly, a consolation to others. It was in recognition of these "lessons of the human spirit" and the desire to permanently capture them for future generations of sarcoma patients that the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative was formed.