Hero Mom Has ‘No Regrets’ After Losing Legs Saving Her Children

March 4, 2017

 Indiana hero and mom Stephanie Decker saved both her kids from a tornado five years ago, and she says she has no regrets about that day, even though she lost both of her legs in the process.

 

Decker told People Magazine‘s Nicole Weisensee Egan that she was just bringing her 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter home in 2012 when the winds started getting really bad. She knew there was a tornado coming through the area, so she did what you’re supposed to do in that situation, and she ran to the basement with her kids. But then it started getting really bad, so she wrapped both the kids in a blanket and laid down on top of them.

 

From there, Decker says she watched the entire house lift away from its foundation. She was covered in debris from the destroyed house, and she says she watched in slow-motion as a 20-foot steel beam came crashing down towards her. But she didn’t move, because that would mean getting off the kids. CLICK FOR MORE

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