Every human life has value.

An amazing, heartbreaking story of self sacrifice out of the tragedy in Joplin, MO this week (h/t Catholic Fire):
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He is the husband that made the ultimate sacrifice to save his wife’s life.

As the roaring winds of the 200mph tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, Don Lansaw did everything he could to protect his wife.

Bethany Lansaw, 25, revealed today that as the devastating tornado tore their home apart, her husband, 31, threw his body over her in the bath tub to cover her.

‘He got on top of me to take the brunt of most of it and he’s my hero,’ Mrs Lansaw said in a tearful interview.

‘I mean the house was ripping apart, it all happened so fast. All the pillows were flying off of us, the only thing I managed to do was keep one in front of my face.’

As the winds died down, Mrs Lansaw looked up to see that her husband was turning blue.

Hoping she could still save him, she flagged down a pick-up truck to get help finding an ambulance, but it was too late.

After six years of marriage, her childhood sweetheart had died.

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Here is a tear-jerking clip from an NBC News interview with Bethany:

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See, Christopher Hitchens? Selfless love is possible.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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May 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm
4 Responses to “Husband Gives Own Life to Save His Wife in Joplin Tornado”
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    judy ajluni Says:

    So touching!!!

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    Kimberly May Says:

    above the video “here’s a tear jerking clip” what the heck kind of insensitive comment is that? here is an emotional clip …maybe??? ridiculous. think man geesh

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    Patricia Says:

    My heart has been so heavy for my brothers and sisters in Joplin, and Alabama, Oklahoma, all tornado ravished areas. Praying everyday that Jesus and His Blessed Mother will comfort, heal, strengthen and give peace and hope to you and eternal rest for loved ones who have died. God bless you and keep you. May He heal your pain. May you feel His Presence.

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    Pat Denzer Says:

    I want to know what love is(song)? If you want to know what love is, just look at a Crucifix. If you want to know what love is, just look at Don Lansaw. Sacrificing of ones self. God Bless America.