An emotional John Kerry gives thanks for ‘outpouring of good wishes’

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the State...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the State...
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Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the public Wednesday for the “outpouring of good wishes” in support of his wife, philanthropist Teresa Heinz Kerry, who experienced seizure-like symptoms on Sunday and remains in a Boston hospital in “fair” condition.

“I just want to thank everybody for your extraordinary well wishes in the last days,” Kerry said at the start of meetings with Chinese officials in Washington. “Teresa is doing better, under evaluation and we hope improving.”

“It’s been really very special,” an emotional Kerry added. “We are very, very humbled by the expressions of support. I think she’s coming along and I know when she’s able to, she’ll thank everyone herself.”

Kerry traveled with his wife to a hospital on Nantucket Sunday, where she was rushed by ambulance in “critical” condition just after 3:30 p.m. Doctors there stabilized her, and then she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where Kerry, one of her sons, and other family members remained by her side. Kerry left for Washington Tuesday to attend a dinner with the visiting Chinese officials.

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An emotional John Kerry gives thanks for 'outpouring of good wishes'

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