Just hours after sharing her courageous and emotional story with Piers Morgan, heroic teacher Suzanne Haley learned that her insurance company would be covering her medical bills. A single mom, Haley was protecting a room full of students – including her own two daughters – when a piece of classroom furniture impaled her leg during Monday's Oklahoma tornado:
"The wall came in and landed right on top of us, on the desk. Initially I thought something large and heavy was just on my leg, and I was stuck," Haley told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I couldn't move. None of us could move. We finally got to roll around and kind of get out of the way, and I asked my daughter if she could see if that was something that was just on my leg that could be lifted, that I could pull out, and she realized and screamed that it was in my leg."
Compelled to protect her students and provide calm amidst a terrifying situation, the Special Education aide from Briarwood Elementary School managed to maintain her composure, despite her own fear and pain:
"Amazingly by the grace of God I kept it together. If it's shock, it's shock. I couldn't go into hysterics in front of my children, in front of the other students. I had to be calm for them. Not even until after surgery, when I came out of anesthesia, did I lose it."
As emergency personnel took her to a hospital that her insurance doesn't normally cover, Haley was initially concerned about paying for the treatment she received. But after seeing her interview on "Piers Morgan Live," the insurance company took action, notifying the selfless teacher that they would in fact be handling the hospital costs for injuries sustained during her moment of heroism.
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