Sister's positive attitude in face of death inspired Emmer to pursue public service
BAXTER, Minn. - Agonizing pain overwhelmed Tom Emmer's 38-year-old sister as she lay in bed, but she was too weak to get up.
So Emmer moved her legs over the side of the bed, lifted her up and moved her around the room to keep her as comfortable as the woman dying of cancer could be.
"I literally slow-danced with my sister as she died," Minnesota's Republican governor candidate recalled about those days nearly 11 years ago.
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