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Becky Savage testifies about opioid crisis in front of U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON D.C. – Becky Savage, a Michiana mother and activist, shared her story of loss to the Opioid Crisis in front of the United States Senate on Thursday.

Savage’s oldest sons died from an accidental overdose in 2015.

She took her message of awareness to the Capitol building.

Savage silenced the room when she asked, “How could two boys who have always seemed to make such good decisions in life make such a choice that would ultimately cost them their life?”

She has made it her life’s mission to find the answer, which led her to a room full of Senators.

After her speech to the committee, one senator said her testimony was the most impactful that he had heard in the past nine years.

“She’s turned unimaginable heartbreak into life-saving action.” Said Indiana’s Senator Todd Young.

“Becky and Mike and their family are one of the great inspirations in my life.” Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly shared with ABC57.

ABC 57’s Jess Arnold and Andrea Alvarez are in Washington, D.C. following this story.

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