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WONDER WOMEN Podcast: The Author Honoring Her Child's Battle With Cancer

She is a business owner turned author, inspired by her daughter whose life ended too soon.
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Powerful Women. Powerful Positions.                                                

WONDER WOMEN is a podcast that showcases the female movers and shakers running and leading businesses, non-profits, governments, and schools across the Quad City Area, Iowa, and Illinois.

EPISODE 18: It's hard to describe the love a mother has for her child. It's even harder to write it out when you outlive them.

That heartbreak is real and raw for Diane Koster, Co-Author of Lindsay's Legacy: A Mother's Memories. The book includes the words of Lindsay Thul, a 28-year-old who documented her battle with a rare form of breast cancer - and her mother Diane, who shares her perspective being a mom and caregiver.

Diane talks about Lindsay's journey, her writing process, and how this book hopes to help others during this month's podcast episode. Both of these "Wonder Women" are using their words to educate others - and it's already working (click here).

We are digging deeper in this podcast, though. 

We ask Diane about the battle to balance her work as business owner of The Grape Life in Davenport, Iowa on top of everything else she went through and is still going through. We all know women are great multi-taskers, but her story takes that asset to a whole new level. 

Finally, Diane describes what a "Wonder Woman" is to her and to her daughter, along with her advice for the next generation of the "Girl Power" Movement, by sharing an excerpt from their book. It'll bring you to tears and inspire you to live a better life - just like Lindsay did.

Do you know some “Wonder Women” who are inspiring leaders of their organization, business, school, etc.? Let News 8’s Angie Sharp know about them! Click here to find her on Facebook and send her an email.