In El Paso, Karla Cerino was driving along when her vehicle blew a tire, rolled, and burst into flames. Cerino became trapped, but the heroic mom managed to hand her children over to rescuers before she died.

While vacationing in Italy, Sharrie Shelton Duncan and her 12-year-old son were standing on a pier when they were knocked into the ocean by a freak wave. Before being swept away, Duncan managed to push her son toward rescuers, saving his life.