Amazing Feats Of Real-life Moms

Amazing Feats Of Real-life Moms - Amazing real-life moms, Mother's Day 2013, Any woman who can prepare every meal, nurse every wound and remember every dance recital and soccer match is already a hero in our book. This Mother’s Day, we raise a glass to some regular moms who took their daily deeds to a new level. They saved the day and, in some cases, made the ultimate sacrifice.

Heidi Klum
The supermodel-turned-reality TV host watched her spring Hawaiian vacation take a horrific turn when she watched a riptide sweep away her 7-year-old son (his dad is her celeb ex-husband). She and her bodyguard beau dived to the boy's rescue but found the good little swimmer could save himself. Heidi Klum + rescued two nannies, Heidi Klum + America's Got Talent,

Sulmi Guerra-Sandoval
Sulmi Siomara Guerra-Sandoval, This Midwestern mom was caring for two of her own children and baby-sitting two others in early April when a fire broke out in the first floor of her apartment. Guerra-Sandoval lowered three of the children out a second-story window and into the hands of onlookers. Sulmi Siomara Guerra-Sandoval, Sulmi Guerra-Sandoval + died trying to rescue 2-year-old Eli Galicia, Sulmi Guerra-Sandoval + Fire Victim’s Fund,

Tess Guthrie
In January, this Aussie mother awoke in the middle of the night to an odd sort of alarm. What raised all the ruckus? A python had found its way inside her home and wound itself around her sleeping 2-year-old daughter’s arm. Tess Guthrie + cat hissing on the bed, coastal python + carpet snake, Tess Guthrie + grabbed python's by the head, Tess Guthrie + Zara + three bites on her hand, Tess Guthrie + requested python released into the wild,

Stephanie Decker
When one of the devastating Midwestern tornadoes of 2012 hit Decker’s Indiana home, she shielded her son and daughter with her own body. Stephanie Decker  + lost legs, Stephanie Decker + prosthetic legs, Stephanie Decker Foundation + kids with disabilities, Stephanie Decker + Barack Obama,

Rhonda Carlsen
Carlsen was waiting for the school bus to pick up her kids when she found herself thrust into the role of heroine. That February 2012 morning, it became clear something was amiss with the driver, and the kids on the bus were afraid for their lives. The mom took off running to save them. Rhonda Carlsen + bus driver suffered a seizure, Rhonda Carlsen + jumped on and stopped the bus, Rhonda Carlsen + runaway bus + student opened the door,

Ashley Brown
In October 2011, Ashley Brown + I felt like getting renter’s insurance and sitting down to read the Bible, this mom found her apartment on fire. When she realized she couldn’t get her 2-month-old and 3-year-old out the front door, she headed to the building’s third floor and got resourceful. Ashley Brown + apartment fire, Ashley Brown + I felt like getting renter’s insurance and sitting down to read the Bible,

Kate Winslet
In August 2011, the star of "Titanic" and "The Reader" was vacationing at the home of her billionaire friend with her family in tow. A major fire engulfed the posh estate and Winslet ushered her kids to safety. But they’re not the only ones she rescued. Richard Branson + house fire + lightning storm due to Hurricane Irene, Kate Winslet + carried Eve Branson, Kate Winslet + Ned Rocknroll + Richard Branson's nephew, Kate Winslet + A Little Chaos,

Deborah Dermack
Dermack and her two children were strolling through this Manhattan neighborhood in August 2011 when an out-of-control truck came barreling onto the sidewalk. She pushed the children out of harm’s way. Deborah Dermack + out-of-control truck, Murray Hill + New York City, Deborah Dermack + hit by tree + out of control truck, Deborah Dermack + out of control truck hit postal worker,

Kate Ogg
In August 2010, hospital staff told this new mom that her premature newborn daughter was healthy, but the baby’s twin brother couldn’t be resuscitated. Kate Ogg + 27 weeks into pregnancy, Kate Ogg + infant held skin-to-skin,

Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter
In April 2010, a massive tornado swept through Carpenter’s Mississippi home, threatening the lives of her three sons. The twister was the largest of many that struck the area at the same time. Her quick thinking saved them all, but she did not survive the ordeal. Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter + Mississippi tornado, 2010 tornado + Yazoo City, Mississippi, Yazoo City tornado + 170 miles per hour + 1.75 miles wide, Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter + covered children with mattress and laid on top, 10 victims + Mississippi tornado + April 2010,

Monique Zimmerman-Stein
Due to a rare medical condition, Zimmerman-Stein lost her right eye at age 16 and, as of 2009, she was beginning to lose sight in the left. There are pricy treatments that could save her remaining eyesight, but she opted against receiving them. Monique Zimmerman-Stein + HuffPost + Blind Insight, Monique Zimmerman-Stein + money for two daughters + treatment, HuffPost + Help the Steins,

Dawn Manning
This Canadian mom and her family were hiking through a U.S. National Forest in September 2009 when a cougar attacked her 5-year-old son and attempted to carry him off by the head. Manning quickly put up a fight. Dawn Manning + cougar, Dawn Manning Impey + hit cougar with metal water bottle, Dawn Manning + Simon + head, chest, and arm wounds, Dawn Rene Manning + Medal of Bravery + Ottawa,

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