The mother of two brothers from Granger who accidentally overdosed in 2015 took her story from Michiana to Washington D.C. Thursday.
Becky Savage’s voice was heard loud and clear in front of a U.S. Senate committee Thursday that was addressing the issue of opioid addiction in the country.
Her sons died in 2015 from an accidental overdose, and she 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?”
Both of Indiana’s Senators were moved by Savage’s testimony and continue to be afterwards.
“She’s turned unimaginable heartbreak into life-saving action.” Said Indiana’s Senator Todd Young.
It was an honor to introduce Hoosier Becky Savage before today’s @GOPHELP hearing on #opioids. Becky has turned unimaginable heartbreak into lifesaving action by forming the @525Foundation. https://t.co/8duCVtF3xD pic.twitter.com/TtpZmznQ9G
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) February 8, 2018
“Becky and Mike and their family are one of the great inspirations in my life.” Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly shared with ABC57.
Proud to have Becky Savage from Granger in Washington to share her family’s story and advocate for a more robust response to the opioid epidemic. Her work inspires me and is saving lives. We know it’s going to take all of us working together to end the opioid epidemic. – Joe pic.twitter.com/1xcONHvLBi
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) February 8, 2018