Mom leaves the hospital weeks after losing her legs while shielding her kids from tornado
POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Stephanie Decker has been called a "Supermom" after she used her body to shield her two young children during a tornado in Henryville, Indiana earlier this month.
The kids are fine, but she lost part of both of her legs.
Now after less than four weeks of hospitals and rehab, Decker is home.
"The first thing I want to do is sit on my couch or sit on my bed with my kids and play a game if they want to," said Decker.
The Deckers' home was crushed by the storm, but they have a second home in Sellersburg, Indiana they have been unable to sell.
"It's kind of been a blessing that it didn't sell," said Decker.
Friends, family and workers renovated the house in just three days, making it more wheelchair accessible.
"It's just been a long time to be away," said Decker. "It feels good to be back. It feels good to be back home."