America Strong: The teacher who opened her home to a student

A Massachusetts teacher, Kerry Bremer, has opened her home to one of her students, Jake Manning, after his mother recently died of cancer.
1:32 | 11/22/19

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Finally tonight, America strong. The teacher, the student and the promise to his mother. That's 14-year-old Jake manning. His mom, Jean, right by his side. Jean, a single mom, had been battling breast cancer for years. And when they moved from Florida to Massachusetts for better medical treatment, Jake went to a new school. He bonded with his new teacher, Kerry Bremer. I fell in love with him instantly and as she got sicker that year, I just thought, "What is she going to do?" The two families would spend weekends together, holidays together. Over the years, Jake's mom continued her battle with cancer, and the teacher made her a promise. If you need a backup plan for Jake, then our family is happy to make him part of our family. And she said, "I'll sleep better tonight than I've slept in a long time." Jake, bonding with his teacher's children and her husband, Dave. Last Wednesday, after dropping Jake off on the school bus, Jean passed away peacefully in their home. My mom went to heaven. Queen angel mom. She's your queen angel mom. Is always in my heart. Yes, she loved me so much. Do you love her so much? Tonight, the bremers now Jake's family. And all of them carry his mother Jean with them. We shared our boy. And she will live on here in this house. Jake's new family and his Vo: This is Nasir.

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