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By Tom Purcell
Guest columnist 

My mother: Ordinary woman who lived extraordinary life


Last updated 5/13/2023 at 11:36am

She was only 18 when rheumatic fever damaged her heart.

The doctors said she’d be lucky to live into her 40s — that she was no longer strong enough to bear children.

Lucky for my five sisters and me, she ignored them.

When we were babies in he...

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