Sybrina Fulton and Valerie Bell came together with CNN to offer some words of encouragement to Lesley McSpadden whose son, Mike Brown, will be laid to rest today. Valerie Bell, whose son Sean was killed eight years ago told McSpadden, "My son used to tell me, 'Ma, I got this,' so I'm telling you, 'Ma, you got this.'"
Fulton explained that there will never be a return to normalcy, "I can never go back to who I was and what I was because I'm missing something very precious in my life and something very special."
Watch all three women talk more about their lives after tragedy below.
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