One such person is Stephanie Decker.
Her story is very public and has spread like the tornado that destroyed her home, but not her family. She is the mother who protected her children with a shield of her own body from two roaring tornadoes. It cost her part of both legs. She told the news that she is not a hero.
"I call myself a mom," she said. "I love my kids…I wanted to do anything I could to protect them. I think any parent would."
She is right about being a parent and loving her kids but, she is not right about doing what every parent would because everyday, there are people who take their kids for granted, who do not love their children or hold them close, do not shield them from the harms of life. Instead, they neglect and abuse them. So, I want to thank Stephanie for being a hero of the best kind. Thank you for showing us an example of the brave, true unconditional love all parents should have. You are a hero in my book, Stephanie Decker, nonetheless.