Indiana Woman Loses Legs Saving Kids From Tornado 03/06/2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Marysville, Ind., mother lost parts of both legs but saved the lives of her two children by covering them with her body as a tornado crushed their home on top of them Friday, her husband said,” reports Peter Smith of the Louisville, Ky Courier Journal.

Stephanie Decker, 36, lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, said her husband, Joe Decker. She is in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville. The children survived without a scratch, he said.

"What I told her was, 'You're alive and you get to see your kids grow up,'" Joe Decker said. "If you look in the basement, there's no way anybody should have lived, let alone two kids who don't have a scratch on them."

The husband and children will have a lasting reminder of their mother’s great sacrifice.

The Christian has a lasting reminder of Christ’s great sacrifice to save us, “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself . . . and a sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:2).

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