An 80-year-old woman saved the life of her 2-year-old great-grandson when a tornado ripped through their home and tossed their entwined bodies onto a nearby highway.
The senior, Betty Stewart, saved young Zane McFarland by wrapping him in a blanket and lying down on top of him. She was babysitting him while his parents were at work when the tornado tore through Northwest Georgia on Wednesday.
'She said to Zane, "I'm not going to let you go,"' said Stewart's nephew, Kenneth Hayes, to wsbtv.com. 'She doesn't remember anything else, except somebody found her in the road. She remembers somebody talking to her when she was out in the middle of the road, and she didn't let go of him.' View Photos...Click on READ MORE
|Zane's pix after surgery on his broken leg|
The tornado had lifted the toddler's home in Gordon County, Georgia off its foundation and carried it about 50 feet toward the highway where Stewart was found still clutching baby Zane.
Zane survived the storm with a broken leg while his great-grandmother suffered a broken back in two places and a broken leg.
|This where their home stood before thr tornado|