Natural Disaster Gives Way to a Mother’s Love
Natural disasters are said to bring out the best in people, and this notion couldn’t be more evident in the sad but inspiring story of a mother’s love for her child. In the wake of a tornado that touched down in Florida—spawned by Tropical Storm Debby—locals followed the sound of a small child crying to discover a three-year-old, still alive, crying in the arms of her mother, Heather Town, whom was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 32-year-old mother and her daughter, AnneMarie, were found in a wooded area—it was determined that they were flung approximately 200 feet from their home by the tornado. A witness told MyFoxTampaBay that “they took the little child from her because she was having a hard time breathing and she had barbed wire on her and was in a very dense section of woods, about 50 feet back there.” The small child was rushed to the hospital. She is currently in stable condition, but suffered broken ribs and a broken pelvis.
Town was a mother of three. Her father, Elmer Town, told MyFoxTampaBay that he knew his daughter “held onto that baby and saved her life, and that’s the type of person she was.” The victim’s sister, Crystal, agreed with her father: “She loved her kids more than anything.”
They say that being a mother is the ultimate sacrifice, and the second you become a mom, your kids will forever come first, no matter what. Heather Town sacrificed her own life to save her child as a selfless act of love and devotion to her children. This is just one example, proving that nothing, not even a rampaging tornado, can eclipse a mother’s love for her child.