The sting of our loss will ease, but the memories we have made with family and friends will be strong for many years to come.
Our hope, though not shining as we had wished, will always be held in our hearts.
The rewards from this campaign far outweigh the loss tonight. The hugs, laughter, smiles, and tears from all of you will remain with me forever.
You are not alone in your grief and you are not alone in your disappointment. But this is not the end of our journey. This is the road map to a future for more of us, a road map for you.