“She gave her life for Ashtyn:” Daycare owner found clutching little girl after tornado
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — At least 40 people lost their lives when severe weather slammed parts of the Midwest and South last week — including a daycare owner who is being hailed a hero for saving the life of a four-year-old girl.
The daycare owner’s name is Ruth Bennett.
Bennett lost her life when she used her body to shield a four-year-old girl as a tornado ripped through Louisville, Mississippi.
Bennett was found by rescuers, clutching the little girl in her arms.
The little girl, Ashtyn Mitchell suffered a broken leg and liver damage.
She’s currently in the ICU.
CLICK HERE for much more on this story — and to see the message little Ashtyn’s mother has for Ruth Bennett — via HLNTV.com.