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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
“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