Follow-Up: The "Cheerios Girl" Who Warmed Oprah's Heart

Season 5 Episode 521
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What do we remember from our final moments with loved ones? In 1997, 11-year-old Kate Collinger lost her mother to cancer. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Kate said her fondest memory of her mom wasn't the family trip to Walt Disney World or the vacation in Palm Springs. Instead, it was the quiet moment of the two of them sharing a bowl of Cheerios at 2 a.m.

It's been nearly 20 years since Kate's comments warmed Oprah's heart. Today, Kate is 29 years old, and she's been through a lot, including a battle with drugs, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and surviving a brush with death. Here, Kate reveals all that's happened since her mom passed away and how she's getting her life back on track.