Stephanie Decker walks arm-in-arm with President Obama

Stephanie Decker walks arm-in-arm with President Obama

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Stephanie Decker walks arm-in-arm with President Obama

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Indiana woman who lost her legs shielding her children from a tornado  walked into the Oval Office arm-in-arm with President Barack Obama Friday.

The visit by Stephanie Decker came less than four months after the March twister wrecked her home in Henryville, Ind. She had tied a blanket around the children and thrown herself on top of them when falling debris crushed her legs.

The 37-year-old Decker now walks some of the time using prosthetic limbs. She was accompanied to the White House on Friday by her husband, Joe, and their two children.

Decker visited with Obama before he left to survey fire damage in Colorado. She says they discussed an improved prosthetic model, and a foundation she started to train children with artificial limbs to play sports.

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