Cate Edwards, the oldest daughter of former presidential candidate John Edwards, has become a spokeswoman for Count Us, Know Us, Join Us, an organization advocating for people living with advanced breast cancer.
"When my mom, Elizabeth Edwards, was first diagnosed with breast cancer, it hit me like a ton of bricks," Cate Edwards recounts on the website advancedbreastcancer.com.
Edwards spoke with Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose of "CBS This Morning" on Thursday about her mom's philosophy on living with advanced breast cancer until her death in December 2010 and other family issues.
As Elizabeth Edwards shifted her focus from "beating cancer" to living with advanced cancer, she allowed herself to be sad on some days, filled with hope on others while marveling on others that she was alive.
Cate Edwards also told the morning news hosts about forgiving her father after his highly publicized affair with Rielle Hunter.
"One of the toughest things is to forgive someone and it's a lot harder than holding a grudge," Cate Edwards said. "But he's my dad he's my family, I love him, we've been through a lot together."
These days, Edwards said, her father has "been spending a lot of time with the kids." Emma Claire is 15 and her brother Jack is 13. He also regularly sees Quinn, his daughter with Hunter, according to his eldest. "My dad spends a ton of time with her," Cate Edwards said in the brief segment.
-- Anne Blythe