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Old 03-06-2012, 02:33 PM
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Mother Loses Legs to Save Her Two Children From Tornado

*I'm sorry for the mother losing her legs, but, I found this so refreshing to read for a change.!

By msnbc.com and NBC News
From her hospital bed, an Indiana mother who lost both of her legs but saved her two children described the frightening moments when a tornado ripped through the family's home.

"They're screaming, 'Mommy, I can't live without you, I don't want to die, please don't let me die,' and I said, 'You're not going to die. We're going to make it,'" she told NBC's TODAY show in an interview that aired Tuesday.

Stephanie Decker, 36, lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, and broke seven ribs, but her two children, Dominic, 8, and Reese, 5, were unharmed after a twister with 175 mph winds leveled their house in Marysville, Ind.

"Everything started hitting my back," Decker, now listed in fair condition in a Louisville, Ky., hospital, said. "Beams, pillars, furniture - everything was just slamming into my back, but I had my children and the blanket, and I was on top of them."

Earlier in the day, Stephanie Decker's husband, Joe, had sent his wife a text message from work, telling her that radar was showing a tornado headed straight for their three-story brick and stone house, reported the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Decker had arrived home minutes before, and she and the kids immediately headed down to the basement.

Once the funnel cloud passed, the 8,000-square-foot, three-level house -- which the paper reported was the family's dream home -- was destroyed and Decker and her children were buried under rubble. Dominic and Reese, miraculously, didn't even have a scratch on them, but Decker was bleeding profusely.

"I looked at my leg and realized either it was cut off, or it was barely attached," she told TODAY. "I took my phone and made a video to my husband telling him I loved him."

Dominic ran next door for help. Neighbor and local sheriff's deputy Brian Lovins came to the rescue, using a belt as a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood from Decker's severed leg.

"She's like, 'I'm dying, I'm dying,'" Lovins told TODAY, his voice breaking with emotion. "Her kids were able to get out and call for help, and her kids saved her life."

Tornado drops boy on highway, 350 ft. from home

Decker said she survived because of her kids.

"I prayed to have the strength to survive," she said. "I wanted these kids to have a mom. I did not want them to have to grow up without me."

From her hospital bed, an Indiana mother who lost both of her legs but saved her two children described the frightening moments when a tornado ripped through the family's home.

"They're screaming, 'Mommy, I can't live without you, I don't want to die, please don't let me die,' and I said, 'You're not going to die. We're going to make it,'" she told NBC's TODAY show in an interview that aired Tuesday.

Stephanie Decker, 36, lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, and broke seven ribs, but her two children, Dominic, 8, and Reese, 5, were unharmed after a twister with 175 mph winds leveled their house in Marysville, Ind.

"Everything started hitting my back," Decker, now listed in fair condition in a Louisville, Ky., hospital, said. "Beams, pillars, furniture - everything was just slamming into my back, but I had my children and the blanket, and I was on top of them."

Earlier in the day, Stephanie Decker's husband, Joe, had sent his wife a text message from work, telling her that radar was showing a tornado headed straight for their three-story brick and stone house, reported the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Decker had arrived home minutes before, and she and the kids immediately headed down to the basement.

Once the funnel cloud passed, the 8,000-square-foot, three-level house -- which the paper reported was the family's dream home -- was destroyed and Decker and her children were buried under rubble. Dominic and Reese, miraculously, didn't even have a scratch on them, but Decker was bleeding profusely.

"I looked at my leg and realized either it was cut off, or it was barely attached," she told TODAY. "I took my phone and made a video to my husband telling him I loved him."

Dominic ran next door for help. Neighbor and local sheriff's deputy Brian Lovins came to the rescue, using a belt as a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood from Decker's severed leg.

"She's like, 'I'm dying, I'm dying,'" Lovins told TODAY, his voice breaking with emotion. "Her kids were able to get out and call for help, and her kids saved her life."

Tornado drops boy on highway, 350 ft. from home

Decker said she survived because of her kids.

"I prayed to have the strength to survive," she said. "I wanted these kids to have a mom. I did not want them to have to grow up without me."

Video interview of great mother here:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...t-going-to-die

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Re: Mother Loses Legs to Save Her Two Children From Tornado

not that it matters but isn't losing a leg at the ankle considered losing a foot?

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Poor lady, nice to see a story here that isn't about some mother abusing their kids.

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Re: Mother Loses Legs to Save Her Two Children From Tornado

Sorry about the double article! I meant to delete it, but, had an appointment and didn't get back on here in time.

I found it refreshing, too! Mrs. Decker did what a mother should do and deserves to be called a mother. Not like those other creatures!

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Sorry about the double article! I meant to delete it, but, had an appointment and didn't get back on here in time.

I found it refreshing, too! Mrs. Decker did what a mother should do and deserves to be called a mother. Not like those other creatures!
What other creatures?

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That's one helluva a mom!

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What other creatures?
Casey Anthony, Susan Smith, the babies that, "disappeared in the night", etc.

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damn that earns my respect.

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