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High 5 goes to loving and caring mother

BLUFFDALE -- Some of the hardest working, unsung heroes in our community are the women who raise us. Mothers know all about sacrifice. This week's KSL High 5 goes to one such mother in Bluffdale.

Susan Hansen was clearly surprised to see us. But when she found out why we were on her doorstep, she brushed off the praise.

"I am just one piece of a giant puzzle," she said. "I had so much help from all of our family."

Angela Thompson nominated her mother for the KSL High 5.

"I had a stroke about three years ago," she explained. "I couldn't do anything for myself. I couldn't walk, I couldn't talk, I couldn't bathe myself, feed myself - I couldn't take care of myself."

Susan took 18 months off of work to care for her daughter and for her two young children.

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"She held everything together, and through her example I learned what being a mother is. She is a true mother," Angela said.

Susan says when things got rough, her family and faith helped pull her through.

"Discouragement is a very rough tool," Susan admits. "It's a very rough thing to get past, and it affects everyone. But with the help that I had from family and my faith, it was something that did not stop any of us."

Susan said her sacrifice was motivated by the thing she treasures most.

"For me the think that makes me who I am really is my family," Susan said. "Everything that is important to me is based in my family."

E-mail: bwalker@ksl.com

Brooke Walker

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