A Massachusetts mother can no longer walk because she risked her own life to save her twin toddlers from a rolling car.
Mindy Tran, 22, of Lawrence, Mass., said she was at home two weeks ago and was about to head out to the store.
She backed her car out of the garage and got ready to get into the driver’s seat after buckling in her 2-year-olds, but she saw the car start to roll, ABC News reported. (video below)
She said she was afraid the car would go right down her steep driveway and into the busy street.
"I had to use myself as a speed bump to slow it down enough for one of my neighbors to get in and completely stop the car," Tran said.
Tran said her motherly instincts kicked in.
"My daughters are my everything, my everything, and I don't want to see them in the hospital and I knew at that time it was either mine or theirs," Tran said.
Neighbors quickly ran to help and jumped into the car to eventually stop it and get the girls out safely.
Tran was also rescued and has been in and out of the hospital since the incident. She had an additional surgery on Wednesday.
The young mom said even if she never walks again, she knows she would have sacrificed more it if meant keeping her little girls safe.
"I don't consider myself a hero," she told ABC News. "I am just a mother."