Wisconsin native remembers his mother through music

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Everyone has their own story, and this native of Colfax, Bo Weber, is no different.

This mother's day, Bo is remembering his mom in a different way, through song.

Bo's mom Wendy lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2013. That's why he's determined to stand strong for his mom's mission in spreading awareness of the disease known as the silent killer.

On mother's day, Bo released his album titled Wendy, in memory of his mom, and now he's is focused on helping other women battling the disease, by donating all of the proceeds from the album, to them.

“When my mom was battling cancer, she was also battling financial distress and she wasn’t able to focus completely on getting better, she was always worried about money and I know there are a lot of women out there who are worried about cost of treatment,” says Weber.

Bo says his mother was someone who would spread endless love and joy, even to people she didn't know, and adds he hasn't met anyone like her yet.

“She was open arms and she was a hugger,” he says.

Weber says Mother's Day was the perfect time to honor his mom in releasing his album. One, it's a part of May which is known as Cancer Research Month, and two, it's the start of National Women's Health Week.

The message Bo hopes to leave with others this Mother's Day, to appreciate those around you. “Really appreciate your loved ones. With how busy we become in our lives it’s very easy to take everyone granted and assume they’re always going to be there. But there will come a day when they are not.”

Bo adds he also wants to remind people to get their routine check-ups at the doctor. Becky Lechner with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance says, "There is no test for ovarian cancer, so that's why it's vital to know the symptoms." To find out more information about symptoms and what to watch for you can head to mnovarian.org.

In exciting news for Bo's family, he tells us his family had a Mother's Day miracle. Bo's sister Calinn gave birth to a baby boy on Mother's Day night.

To listen to "Right Here," a song from Bo's album Wendy, click the link to the right of the page.



 
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