Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mom saves her kids but loses her legs

Last Friday the middle of this country was devastated by tornados which destroyed peoples lives. Many communities were totally destroyed and and over 39 people died.

I was in shock to watch TV coverage of these storms and the aftermath. Having never seen a tornado I can only image what it is like to live through one.

I just read an article about this amazing women who saved her children while her house was destroyed around her. "The Deckers' "dream home"—a 8,000-square-foot mass of stone and brick—was no match for the tornado's 175-mph winds. Within minutes, it began crumbling, sending debris straight for the basement. As one particularly large piece of rubble headed straight for her 5-year-old daughter, Reese, Stephanie threw herself on Reese and her 8-year-old son, Dominic, covering them with her body until the storm passed. As she was pummeled by an entire house and its contents, Stephanie screamed to her children over and over, "We're going to make it."
After the storm, Dominic and Reese didn't have a scratch on them. Stephanie, on the other hand, had suffered such severe injuries that one of her legs was only partially attached, while the other had been considerably beaten. Unable to walk, she was bleeding profusely when her son fought his way out of the rubble and ran for help"
This women is a true hero who sacrificed her welfare for the welfare of her children. As a mom,I can totally relate to this. Once you have a child you quickly realize that you would do anything to save them from harm and you would never think twice about it. Seeing your child suffer is worse then any pain that you may suffer so you do whatever you can to make sure they do not suffer. 
This is what Stephanie did and I admire her. I also admire her son who was strong enough and brave enough to free himself and go get help for his Mom. He saved his mothers life and I don't know if my 8 year old son would be able to have the presence of mind to do the same. Would you?