For some mothers, their love is so intense that they are even willing to die. The following mothers sacrificed their lives and showed tremendous acts of bravery to protect their children.

Last spring, during the horrific tornado outbreaks in Indiana, Stephanie Decker grabbed her two children (ages 8 and 5), ran to the basement, and wrapped them up in a comforter. Though she saved their lives and they escaped unharmed, Decker lost both legs as a result of being crushed under a mound of debris.