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A daughter remembers her late mother, on Mother's Day

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While Mother's Day is a time to celebrate the ones who played a huge role in giving us life and nurturing us, for some it's tough. Because for come, their moms are no longer here.

Megan Tyler lost her mother to breast cancer in March.

"You know especially when holidays come about...this will be the first holiday she won't be present to take her out to lunch or to be able to do something with her," said Tyler.

Two years ago, her sister also lost her battle with cancer, and earlier this year, her grandmother passed away.

"I don't think some cases I've had enough time to grieve for one specific family member," said Tyler.

"Every loss reminds us of the one before," said Grief Counselor Ann Leach.

Ann Leach became a grief counselor after the passing of her mother 26 years ago. She says the healing process is a never ending struggle.

"I think it's important to recognize that we will be writing those emotions for quite a while," said Leach.

According to Leach, the healing starts by recognizing the influences, that person had on you. And it's also important to remember the life lessons.

"Those of us left behind, I think it's our obligation to truly live life and enjoy it and create one really worth living and loving," said Megan.

Ann Leach has started a hotline, for those struggling to cope. That number is (417) 438-6808.

For a link to Ann's website, click here.


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