Some Seriously BAD ASS Mothers [SLIDESHOW]

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so don’t forget to forget about it and then throw together some last minute flowers or a card or something before brunch. Also, don’t forget your mom is definitely your biggest fan and probably loves you the most.

Here are some seriously bad ass moms who did stuff like fight off bears and tornadoes and Chevy Impalas — or saved a child with a freaking hug — to remind you of your mom and maybe make you cry.

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  • <a href="http://www.today.com/id/38988444/ns/today-parenting_and_family/t/moms-hug-revives-baby-was-pronounced-dead/#.U2xEFl5IjjQ">Jamie Ogg</a> literally brought her baby back to life with a hug. She was told her premature baby boy was dead (after efforts to resuscitate him failed). But as she was holding him and saying goodbye, he suddenly started breathing again. The boy and his twin sister are now four years old. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/mother-of-two-surprises-burglar-with-five-gunshots/nTnGR/">Melinda Herman</a> was in this home with her nine-year-old twin daughters when an intruder entered and began rummaging around the house. Herman hid with her daughters in the attic, and shot the intruder five times in the face and torso when he opened the attic door. She and her daughters ran to a neighbor's home and the man survived. (Photo: Youtube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://blog.genealogybank.com/angela-cavallo-saves-her-sons-life-with-her-supermom-strength.html">Angela Cavallo's</a> son was fixing his 1964 Chevy Impala when the jack collapsed and he was left pinned under the car unconscious. So Cavallo said a prayer and lifted the car off her son until help arrived. He was released from the hospital a few days later. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • When <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/health/joice-pregnancy-cancer/">Elizabeth Joice</a> was one month pregnant, she learned the cancer she had been battling had returned. Surgeons removed tumors from her back, but were unable to determine if it had spread elsewhere without risking the baby's life. So Joice chose to forego the potentially life saving MRI and have the baby. After Lily was born, doctors found cancer in Joice's heart, abdomen, and pelvis. She passed away six weeks later. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/amputee-mom-saves-kids-indiana-tornado-15862680">Stephanie Decker</a> wrapped her two kids in a comforter and shielded them with her body just before a tornado wrecked her Indiana home. Her son, 8, and her daughter, 6, survived unscathed, but Decker's legs were crushed in the debris. Decker thought she would die before help arrived, but struggled to remain conscious for her kids. "They needed me," Decker said. "They had to have me." Her legs were later amputated, but she survived. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://nbclatino.com/2013/11/12/heroic-mother-dies-after-pushing-her-children-out-of-oncoming-cars-path/">Sharon Ledesma</a>, 28, was crossing the street with her two kids Dominic, 11, and Mallory, 8, when an oncoming car swerved into their lane. Ledesma pushed her kids out of the way and was struck by the vehicle. Dominic and Mallory were injured but survived. Ledesma died when she was taken off life support. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://digitaljournal.com/article/262909">Erika Zeeman's</a> husband, a policeman, was in pursuit of armed robbery suspects fleeing a South African gas station when they ambushed his car and began shooting. Zeeman and her toddler were inside. When one of the suspects aimed his gun at her little girl, Demi, Zeeman shielded the girl and took five bullets to the back. She made it through surgery and survived, and Demi was unharmed. (Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons)
  • Canadian mother <a href="http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/archives/60217/news/nunavut/60217_03.html">Tiny Lydia Angyiou</a> was with her 7-year-old son and two of his friends as they played hockey at a youth center, when she saw a polar bear approach the kids. Angyiou confronted and fought with the bear until someone with a rifle arrived and shot it four times. The bear was killed and Angyiou was essentially unharmed. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
  • <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/mom-human-speed-bump-kids_n_4994673.html">Mindy Tran</a> had gotten out of her car when she saw it begin to roll into a busy street with her 2-year-old twin daughters inside. So she ran behind the car and placed herself on the ground horizontally as a speed bump to stop the car until a neighbor came to help. Her knee was crushed, hips injured and shoulder dislocated. "My daughters are my everything, my everything," said Tran. "... And I knew at that time it was either mine or theirs." (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)

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