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Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on the Death of Dana Reeve


“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Dana Reeve.  Over the years, I came to know both Dana and Christopher Reeve.  I admired them for their courage in the face of adversity, and their determination to make the world a better place.   Americans learned a lot from the Reeve family.  Christopher gave us a lesson in how to face hardship; Dana gave us a lesson in love and loyalty.

“Dana and Christopher Reeve expanded access to new treatments and therapies for thousands of paralyzed Americans, and became tireless advocates for medical research.  Of course, they wanted a cure for Chris.  But they fought for a cure for others as well.

“After his death, Chris’s work continued full speed ahead because of Dana’s drive and determination. And now, Dana’s work must continue full speed ahead because of our commitment and determination.

“Ruth and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Dana’s son Will, her stepchildren Matthew and Alexandra and the entire Reeve and Morosini families.”

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