(LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL) -- 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.
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.”
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