Answering The Call

All Kennedys share a zeal to serve. But each has chosen a different path John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. GIVING MORE THAN MONEY

It would have been so easy for him just to write a check. People who write checks--at least those of the size he could afford--nibble foie gras at fancy fund raisers and cut ribbons at buildings named for them. Checks are simple.

But John Kennedy Jr. never took a simple path to public service. Not at 15, when he and his cousin Timothy Shriver trekked to Guatemala to help earthquake survivors rebuild. Not in his 20s, when he helped devise a program to improve treatment for the disabled that started in gritty New York City neighborhoods and is now being copied...

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