(WASHINGTON) — In March Stephanie Decker lost both her legs saving her children from an Indiana tornado. On Friday, she walked into the Oval Office with the help of President Obama.
The president welcomed Decker, her husband Joe and their children, Reese and Dominic, to the White House less than four months after the twister destroyed their home in Henryville, Ind.
Decker saved her young children from the tornado by shielding them with her own body, but lost her legs in the process when they were crushed under debris.
A White House photo shows Decker, who now uses prosthetic legs, walking arm-in-arm with the president in the Oval Office.
Decker and the president discussed a foundation she started to help children with artificial limbs play sports.
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