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Henryville mother who lost legs in tornado dances on Ellen show

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The southern Indiana mother who lost her legs shielding her children from the March tornado in Henryville fulfilled her goal to walk back onto the stage of the Ellen DeGeneres show without any help.

"They said it would be at least a year before she could walk on her own, but after only eight months please welcome back Stephanie Decker," Ellen announced on her show Thursday.

Decker also lived up to her promise to dance with Ellen.

Decker talked to Ellen about her amazing progress. She's able to walk on her new prosthetic legs months before doctors said she would be able to. She says it comes down to determination and a lot of hard work.

"It's a good 8 to 10 hours a day of work period. It is a job. It is gym work every day, staying in shape, physical therapy three times a week, at least," she said.

Decker also talked about her foundation which raises money for prosthetic technology, and helps children with prosthetics learn to play sports.

Ellen then gave Decker a $10,000 donation check from Shutterfly.

Follow Stephanie Decker's activities here.

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