"the only limitations in life are the ones you put on yourself."

Stephanie Decker: Beyond The Keynote

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In March of 2012, a tornado ripped through the town of Henryville, Indiana. Stephanie Decker, a 37-year-old mother, found herself in a life-altering moment. As her house began to disintegrate around her, she shielded her two young children with her body. Her dream home fell in, crushing her legs, but because of her heroic actions, Stephanie’s children were amazingly unscathed. It was a miracle that she even survived and made it to the hospital. At that point, doctors determined that parts of both legs would need to be amputated.

Since the accident, Stephanie has been featured on: The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres ShowABC World News Tonight as “Person of the Week,” USA Today, USA Weekend, and People Magazine. She was featured in Successful Meetings‘ list of Most Reliable Keynote Speakers who surpass expectations. She was also named as one of L’Oreal’s 2014 Women of Worth Honorees and nominated for the 2015 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for her foundation work.

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Stephanie Decker has become a true symbol of survival and overcoming adversity. She has used her story to bring charity and awareness to others living with disabilities through the Stephanie Decker Foundation, which supports two major areas:

1. Children with prosthetics: Stephanie is passionate about children and sports. She has made it her mission to help children with prosthetics enjoy the same sports and athletic opportunities as others.

2. Accessibility to leading-edge prosthetic products: Stephanie considers herself fortunate enough to have access to the latest high-tech prosthetics. However, there are many people without access. Stephanie has set out to help those people receive access to cutting-edge technology, which will help them with their mobility. She has also worked with the Kentucky legislature for this.


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Stephanie Decker Named “Hero Mom” in People Article

A mother’s love goes a long way. For Stephanie Decker, the love she has for her children surpassed the physical trauma and horrific events she experienced during the category four tornado that hit Henryville, Indiana, in 2012. With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate all of the

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