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Hope Johnson, center, gives her mother, Gena Hasson, a big smile as she completes a physical therapy session with a new body harness that allows her to walk with a walker. Helping her is Cheryl Palmer, a physical therapist at Peak Performance. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Mother's Day: Bemidji mother appreciates new chapter of parenthood

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For Gena Hasson, her younger daughter's injury and the subsequent three-month separation from her older daughter are difficult thoughts.


But she said being a single parent of two wonderful children makes Mothers Day especially sweet.

"It means more to me now," Gena said. "Any way I look at it, we just got a second chance. Every morning we wake up is a good day."

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