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Heroic Mom Breaks Back Jumping from Third-floor Window, Saves Son from Fire

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1785747

'It's so worth it because he's OK': Heroic mom breaks back jumping from third-floor window, saves son from fire
Christina Simoes jumped from her third-story apartment, cradling her 18-month-old son, when the building went up in flames Wednesday. She broke her back, and doctors aren't sure if she'll walk again, but her baby boy was uninjured in the fall.

This Massachusetts mom sacrificed her back but saved her son during a heroic escape from a burning building.

Christina Simoes, 23, is recovering from an serious back surgery after she leapt from her third-story Haverhill apartment cradling her 18-month-old son as the building went up in flames.

Doctors say she may never walk again, but her son, Camron, survived the fall with just a scratch, Boston's WCVB reported.

On Wednesday afternoon, Simoes was watching TV in bed with Camron, when she noticed smoke outside her window. She peered out and saw flames.

She grabbed Camron and ran to the front door, but thick smoke filled the hallway.

She was trapped.

Next, she went to the bedroom farthest from the flames, hoping she could wait for help.

"I looked out the window again. I realized there wasn't going to be any time to wait for a firefighter," she told Boston's FOX 25.

Simoes realized she had to jump.

"I grabbed my son and I gave him a kiss," she told FOX 25. Told him I love him and then I jumped."

She landed on her feet, but immediately collapsed, she said. The impact broke her vertebrae.

Cushioned in his mother's arms, Camron was fine.

Then, Simoes said she army-crawled on her elbows away from the debris.

She was airlifted to a local hospital and underwent a six-hour surgery where doctors put a rod in her broken back.

Simoes survived, but the nerve damage was severe, doctors said.

On Thursday afternoon, she was reunited with her baby in her hospital

"This is the longest he's been away from her," her boyfriend, Tyler Strangman, told WCVB.

Doctors aren't sure if Simoes will walk again.

"It's so worth it because he's OK," she said. "It's amazing to see him perfectly fine and playing."

Everyone in the apartment building was able to evacuate in time, but some pets did not survive, officials say.

Police haven't determined a cause yet, but they don't think it's suspicious.

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ll of this, all the pain, everything that I'm going to have to go through is worth it to see him being able to run around and play
A BRAVE woman and a GREAT mom, I really hope she recovers, and soon.
A GoFundMe page to help her and boyfriend Tyler with her medical bills has raised $13,000 (the target is $20,000)
http://www.gofundme.com/90thtg
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-HER-ARMS.html

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Thanks, gatagato. I didn't know about the fundraiser. I hear about house or apartment fires where the adults get out but not the kids. It's nice that the kid is ok.

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True motherly love!
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...I don't suppose there's a fund to fix her teeth as well?

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What a great mother.

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if there was anything worthy breaking your back for, this is it

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That's a real mother right there.

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