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Cate Edwards Talks Upcoming Wedding; Bittersweet Time Without Her Mom

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Sep. 24 2011, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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By RadarOnline.com Staff

Cate Edwards' upcoming wedding day is gearing up to be a bittersweet time.

The daughter of former presidential candidate, John Edwards, is getting ready to walk down the aisle with fiancé Trevor Upham and although it will, without a doubt, be one of the happiest days of her life, one person will be sadly missing from the celebrations -- Cate's mom Elizabeth.

Elizabeth, died in December 2010, age 61, after a long battle with cancer, but although she is gone she is not forgotten.

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"We got engaged shortly before she passed away, and we got a chance to really talk about what the wedding would be like," Cate, 29, told NBC news.

"My mom was so happy because she loves my fiancé and knew that I was on this path that she was happy with and comfortable with. We talked a lot about the wedding and little details, and I'll obviously be thinking about her a lot that day."

Cate has created the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation, in honor of her mom. The organization will support high school students who have limited resources but "great potential."

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"Her outlook was 'Nothing is impossible,' " Cate said. "She never gave up hope even in her last week of life; she never gave up hope that a cure could be out there and that she could beat this.

"Big choices that I make … little choices that I make, sort of everything I do, I hear her voice, the same way I did when she was alive."

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