A Lesson On Mothering It's been almost 15 years since commentator Teresa Amend's sister-in-law died of breast cancer. The loss left Teresa with a timeless lesson on mothering.
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A Lesson On Mothering

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A Lesson On Mothering

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It's been almost 15 years since commentator Teresa Amend's sister-in-law died of breast cancer. The loss left Teresa with a timeless lesson on mothering.

GUY RAZ, Host:

Commentator Teresa Amend has also been reflecting on parenthood lately. It's been almost 15 years since she lost her sister-in-law to breast cancer, but that experience left her with an enduring lesson on mothering.

TERESA AMEND: A few months later, I stood in a crowded church and thought about Leslie and the job she'd done, and I began to cry. I've never been much of a public crier before, but then you know what? I'd never given anyone a standing ovation at their funeral before, either.

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RAZ: That's commentator Teresa Amend of Dallas, Texas. October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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