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Woman Loses Legs Saving Kids in Tornado

An Indiana woman who saved her two children during last week’s devastating tornados lost both of her legs after they were crushed by falling debris. Stephanie Decker, a 36-year-old sleep specialist, tied her two children together with a blanket and covered them with her body to protect them from the house falling down around them. The house completely disappeared, but Decker’s 5- and 8-year-old children were unscathed. Her husband, who was at his job teaching at the local high school when the storm hit, said, "I told her, 'They're here because of you.’ I said, 'You're going to be here for your kids, and you get to see them grow up.' "