Transcript for ‘Cyborg Supermom’ seen as real-life superhero to her children
Her twin boys call her cyborg super mom. And for good reason. After tragedy struck, she says her children became not only her strength, but also her superpower. This mother's day, the Trujillo family from Tucson is counting their blessings. Four years ago, this mom of three was on her way home from her daughter's soccer practice when her life changed in an instant. A car in front of us stalled on a four-way stop. Reporter: Norma got out to help. Another car didn't see me and kind of passed through the yellow sign and pinned me between the two vehicles. Reporter: Norma's injuries were so severe, doctors were not even sure she would survive. I lost both my legs. I was internally decapitated from my skull and my spine. Reporter: There was a time when you've said that it kind of hit you just how hard you were going to have to work in order to become independent again. What was that moment like? When they said, "Norma, can you lift yourself up?" That was the moment where reality slapped in my face, because it was the first time I felt helpless. Reporter: But she says what fueled her determination was her fierce love for her children. I was the one that wanted to tuck my children at night. And the more I was further away from them, the more it really pushed me to get strong. Reporter: Norma, now fitted with prosthetics, isn't just back on the soccer field, she's one nonstop mom. We go bike riding. We go for walking. We'll go out in the park, we'll go up slides and everything. Reporter: Her twin 7-year-old boys call her a cyborg super mom, just like some of their favorite heroes. Kaleb and Dean, what would you like to say to your mommy? I hear that you guys might have a message for mom. I say, I love mom. They love mom. So sweet. To all the caped crusader super moms out there, happy mother's day.
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