Leilani and Kathy

 

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More than 10 years after Leilani saw Kathy on The Oprah Show, the two mothers meet for the first time. Kathy tells Leilani that she still remembers how it felt to be in the "black hole" of despair after her son's death. Kathy says she realizes now that when you lose a child, "it's never going to be okay...but it's going to be all right."

Leilani isn't the only person who has remembered Kathy all these years. Oprah says she always knew Kathy's raw emotion and strength would be inspirational for grieving mothers.

"I could feel that your message was so pure, so strong, so real that it was going to reach other people," Oprah says to Kathy. "I didn't know your name, Leilani, but [I knew] that somebody would be watching who would find strength from your strength."
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