Stephanie Decker: Stephanie Decker’s Tornado Heroism

March 7, 2012 by staff 

Stephanie Decker: Stephanie Decker’s Tornado Heroism, Stephanie Decker, a survivor of the deadly tornadoes that struck Indiana over the weekend, is being hailed as a hero and a devoted mother. The 37-year-old mother of two reportedly felt a monster tornado begin to rip apart her Indiana home. Instinctively, she shielded her children with her own body, protecting them from impending doom. In the process, however, she lost both her legs.

“I knew this was going to be a bad storm,” she said according to Reuters. “This tornado is going to take us out.”

Decker and her family were right in the middle of the deadly tornado outbreak that rocked the Midwest and South on Friday. There were about 140 twisters with 76 confirmed landings and 39 deaths, reported Reuters.

“It was nothing I expected,” Decker said. “I never, ever thought in a million years my house would be blown away.”

Decker’s priority was protecting her two children. However, it came at a heavy price. Both of her legs were amputated late Friday, reported Reuters. Unfortunately, One leg was amputated just below the knee, the other was amputated just above it.

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