How This Mother's Heroic Act Saved Her Children's Lives

Aired on 09/17/2010 | CC
What had been a fun day on a Colorado vacation took a tragic turn when the unthinkable happened: After Joy's three children ran ahead and piled into the family's SUV, the car suddenly started rolling down a steep path toward a cliff on the edge of a deep canyon. Joy ran after the moving SUV, threw herself in front of it and was dragged underneath its tires, but it slowed the vehicle enough for her father to get to the emergency brake. Although she miraculously survived, Joy's back was broken, and she was told she would most likely never walk again. Watch Joy explain what got her through her recovery. Plus, Joy's children send her a special message of love.

Original airdate: June 7, 2004