S. Ind. Mom Who Lost Legs in Storms Rehabbing Well

Deputy sheriff stopped blood loss with tourniquet

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, March 22, 2012


HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman who lost parts of both legs while protecting her two children from a tornado says she's doing great in her rehabilitation, and doctors say she might go home as early as Monday.

Thirty-six-year-old Stephanie Decker of Henryville lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle when beams, bricks and other debris crashed upon her in the basement of her home. Her 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter were not hurt.

Doctors tell WTHR-TV say Decker is making such good progress that she may go home from a southern Indiana rehab hospital as early as Monday. She still needs a skin graft to help close a wound above a knee before being fitted for her prostheses.

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Information from: WTHR-TV, http://www.wthr.com/

 

 



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