04/11/2012 10:51 am ET Updated Jun 11, 2012

Tornado Mom: My Parent-To-Parent Chat With Obama

Stephanie Decker, the mom who lost her legs saving her children from a deadly tornado, had a surprise conversation with the President recently.

Stephanie was home with her kids when a 175-mph tornado ripped through Kentucky and Indiana on March 2, killing 36 people. Taking shelter in the basement of her Marysville, Ind., home, Stephanie threw a blanket over her two children and shielded them from flying debris with her body. They made it through without a scratch, but she nearly bled to death and ended up losing both legs -- one below her knee and the other just above.

She is blogging for TODAY Moms about her journey.