We hate to have to celebrate any loss of life, but this woman's story is truly incredible, and she needs to be lauded for her bravery in such dire circumstances.
Sarah McKinley, an 18 year old mother of an infant boy and, as of Christmas day, widow to a deceased husband who lost his battle with cancer, was forced to shoot and kill an intruder in Oklahoma on New Year's Eve when he and accomplice attempted to break into her house with force and a long hunting knife.
Check out a news report on the horrific events (above)!
So absolutely twisted that this man would single out someone who had already endured so much, and wish to inflict more pain and violence upon them.
But we're just happy to know that Sarah was able to keep a cool head, while managing to arm herself with weapons, calmly discuss her options with a 911 operator, and simultaneously keep her infant quiet and calm.
Truly an inspiration.
We know that some day, her son is going to proud of his mother for stopping at nothing to protect him.
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