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Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado
Fox News ^ | 3/8/12 | left that other site

Posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:16 AM PST by left that other site

Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado





INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband said Monday.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: heroine; tornado; woman
I wonder if SHE got a consoling Phone call from the White House?
1 posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:22 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Really Heroic Woman Ping.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 6:08:13 AM PST by left that other site
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God bless her, what an act of self-sacrifice.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:39 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: left that other site
Probably not. The White Hut only does things that are to its political advantage ie. produce more votes for the Kenyon Punk!
4 posted on 03/08/2012 6:14:52 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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A REAL Hoosiermama


5 posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:23 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: mongo141

Yeah. You came to the same conclusion as I did!


6 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:34 AM PST by left that other site
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To: mongo141

Yeah. You came to the same conclusion as I did!


7 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:47 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Amen!


8 posted on 03/08/2012 6:21:26 AM PST by left that other site
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To: hoosiermama

Indeed!


9 posted on 03/08/2012 6:22:03 AM PST by left that other site
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She must be a wonderful woman. Her husband is a lucky guy.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 6:32:05 AM PST by PGR88
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A tornado destroyed my Son’s house last April on Camp Lejuene. My DIL was reaching for my Grandson in his crib when the entire 2nd floor flew off the house, burying both of them in the rubble. My 20 month old Grandson was nearly killed and spent a month in the hospital. He had so many internal injuries and broken bones that we thought he wouldn’t survive this. But now he is doing great.

My Daughter-in-law still feels guilty and responsible for him being hurt so badly. My Son was away at a training exercize in California and feels guilty for no being there. This has been very difficult on them. They have lost their faith.

I hope this lady and her family heal from this but it could take a very long time to come to grips with what happened.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 6:36:07 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

I am praying for your son and his wife. I am so sorry that happened to them. Praise God that your grandchild is recovered from such a horrible experience!


12 posted on 03/08/2012 6:49:58 AM PST by left that other site
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To: PGR88

Yes!


13 posted on 03/08/2012 6:50:55 AM PST by left that other site
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To: submarinerswife

“They have lost their faith...”

Remind them that evil is not from God - it is from Satan and is a result of original sin; we live in a fallen world. God allowed the entrance of evil into the world in order to preserve our free will.

Prayers for all and Praise God your Grandson is doing great!!


14 posted on 03/08/2012 6:51:41 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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God bless her.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 6:52:16 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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Sincere prayers for this poor woman and her family.

BUT:

The media obviously are sensationalizing this sad event, just as they sensationalize so many other stories. The woman didn't lose her legs because she was sheltering her children. She lost parts of her legs because debris (reported in another account to have been steel beams) fell on her.

Here's the point: It's not really relevant to her loss that she was on top of the children. I think it's safe to assume she would have taken shelter in the same basement spot even if the children were away, in which case she still would have had basically the same injuries to her legs.

16 posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:44 AM PST by Hawthorn
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I wonder if SHE got a consoling Phone call from the White House?

Ouch... Brilliant question.

17 posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:44 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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God bless you Stephanie.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 6:58:53 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I think she had amputations — one below the knee, and one just above the knee, middle of the thigh. It’s not like both legs were completely destroyed.

With some prothesis, maybe she will be able to walk again.

So many advances now in this area from the Gulf wars.

What lady. Amazing that you can wake up one day and have to deal with such a situation. But I believe MOST moms would do the same if called to do it.

Remember being in Alabama, hubby deployed, in a hallway under mattresses with my 3 and 7 year old at the time. Luckily it was more high hurricane winds,but nothing I’d like to repeat.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 7:04:02 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Ramius

It was the first thing I thought when I read the article.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 7:05:53 AM PST by left that other site
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To: submarinerswife

Dear submarinerswife,

When they take their eyes off themselves and what they did not/could not do, they will see that God Almighty did take care of all of them.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

In your Son’s instance, the mother was not the hero, God was. Give Him the glory and stop feeling sorry for yourself for not doing what you felt necessary. I certainly do not hold either of them at fault for any of it and will pray for their Faith to strengthen.

Kind regards,
TL


21 posted on 03/08/2012 7:09:39 AM PST by Tomato lover (Jesus is the way, the truth and the light)
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To: Hawthorn

So, would you apply that same standard to a soldier who lost his legs by covering his companion in a foxhole during a grenade attack?

After all, He would have sustained the same injuries whether he saved his buddy’ life or not.

Whether or not the media is sensationalizing it, the children were unscathed due to this woman’s heroic actions.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 7:10:00 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Amen.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 7:11:05 AM PST by left that other site
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To: LibsRJerks

Yes. But she has a LONG road ahead of her.

God Bless You! :-)


24 posted on 03/08/2012 7:13:02 AM PST by left that other site
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To: stonehouse01

My Husband and I tried to talk to them. They don’t understand how God could possibly test a young baby. I told them that if she (Daughter in Law) would have been anywhere else in that home at the time, they would never have been able to get to my Grandson in time. (He wasn’t breathing when they found him)An emergency room nurse had been visiting someone in the neighborhood when the tornado hit. He performed emergency resuscitation on the baby when he was found. Isn’t that a sign that God was working a miracle?

Thbelieveded that God sometimes tests us to teach us. They are angry. We understand what a shocking scene it was and how horrible it was to see their baby in a coma for a week, on a respirator.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 7:13:14 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

You should tell her that Satan is the one that tried to take the baby by using the storm.

God is the one that protected him from dying by having the right people there at the right time.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 7:20:14 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: submarinerswife

Your son and daughter-in-law should remember that the Lord loves their son even more than they do and we need to accept whatever the Lord sends into our lives for our betterment, whether it appears ‘good’ or ‘evil’ to us. I’m not trying to diminish their pain with my comments. I’ve lost a child, but not through the terror of a tornado. I’ve lost close friends, most recently a Navy SEAL who left behind a wife and two tiny sons, but I know that the Lord held my child in His hands and that my young SEAL friend was exactly where the Lord wanted him. The ER nurse visiting near your children’s home was a miracle and God should be praised for such. I’m praying for your family’s healing, both physical and spiritual.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 7:24:05 AM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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God bless this poor woman. I hope her husband stands by her.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 7:42:50 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: stellaluna

Well, she DID save his children!
I hope so too.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 7:48:30 AM PST by left that other site
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I read this on the same day that the leftist talk show host referred to these people being reduced to grease spots by their “God”.

I can’t stand those people.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 7:55:45 AM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

Yes. I heard about that.

And I agree with you.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:30 AM PST by left that other site
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To: submarinerswife

Because there is evil in the world = therefore God is testing an innocent child is not the logical premise here.

In Paradise original justice existed. This means that the laws of nature did not result in evil (For example a tornado could do no damage, etc.) After the fall and evil was introduced into the garden, the laws of nature were corrupted and natural law could now accidently result in evil, i.e., the death of a child, etc. In heaven, original justice will be restored again and the laws of nature will be restored to their perfect state.

I have read and thought about these things because I lost my first daughter at the age of 7 months. Even though it was many years ago, I understand the first reaction to blame God, it is important to work through this and realize that evil was introduced into this world by the devil.

Prayers for understanding to all concerned.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 8:05:30 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: hoosiermama
A REAL Hoosiermama

Takes one to know one!

Hope you're far, far from the storms.

Counting my blessings, in awe of this amazing family and God's love for them and for us all.

33 posted on 03/08/2012 8:20:22 AM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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She Sounds like a Wonderful Person. God Bless her Always.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 8:51:35 AM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Yes. Amen!


35 posted on 03/08/2012 8:54:54 AM PST by left that other site
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>> would you apply that same standard to a soldier who lost his legs by covering his companion in a foxhole during a grenade attack? <<

Probably heroic, but maybe not. It all depends on the particular details of the event. You can’t generalize about such a matter when you don’t know the specifics.

>> the children were unscathed due to this woman’s heroic actions <<

Although I have the greatest and most sincere sympathy for this woman and her family, and although I can thankfully give praise to God that they all survived, her leg injuries are really beside the point.

In other words, it’s not as if she rushed into harm’s way to save her children and lost her legs as a result. She simply took shelter in the basement with the kids, just as any sane and clear-thinking person would have done.

Moreover, it was wonderful that she had the sense of mind to put the children under her own body. But again, that action was not a “heroic” step that exposed her to some greater danger than she otherwise would have faced. It was, rather, very smart and very prescient thinking.

So if you want to call her heroic for being cool, calm, collected and smart in the face of danger, I’m with you. But the tragedy of her losing her legs is basically irrelevant. It just a factoid that gives the news media a “hook” for sensationalism.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 2:09:56 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: hoosiermama

I saw this story on GMA. What a brave lady! She has a long recovery ahead, but she has her children and that is what is most important. May God Bless them All.


37 posted on 03/08/2012 5:08:00 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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Prayers for healing of her body and may she live a long happy life. God Bless her and her family!


38 posted on 03/08/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

AMEN.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 6:14:20 PM PST by left that other site
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wow... God bless her


40 posted on 03/09/2012 1:14:05 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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One righteous woman.

Prayers lifted.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 3:36:47 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: submarinerswife

Prayers for them.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 3:38:00 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yes!


43 posted on 03/09/2012 4:18:50 PM PST by left that other site
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To: TASMANIANRED

Amen.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 4:19:17 PM PST by left that other site
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