Mothers Who Risked Everything for Their Kids

They say you can’t ever underestimate a mother’s love, but what about her strength? When a child is in danger, moms will risk it all to protect their precious babies – even if it means putting themselves in danger. Join us as we pay homage to these incredible moms who went above and beyond to save their little ones – you’ll be amazed what a mother is capable of in the face of extreme danger.

Burn or Jump

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Back in 2014, 23-year-old mother, Christina Simoes was caught in a fire, trapped in her apartment in Haverhill, Massachusetts. With no way out, Christina could only think of her 18-month-old son, Cameron. The only way out of the burning building was the balcony.

It takes a lot of guts to chose between burning to death or risking everything by jumping two stories, but Christina knew she had to try to save the life of her son. Nestling Cameron on her front, Simoes threw herself backwards off of the balcony, landing on the concrete. See what happened in the next slide.