The outcome of this tragic story is truly heartbreaking...

Indiana has been battered by horrific storms this week.

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With the Fort Wayne area being particularly affected.

Monday was a particularly brutal day.

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As the rare derecho storm left hundreds of thousands without power and destroyed many acres of crops.

Many have been impacted by the rogue weather.

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With buildings and land destroyed all across the area.

And amidst all of the chaos, one particularly brutal story stands out.

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And it's a tale of the ultimate sacrifice.

As the storm ravaged and destroyed ...

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One great-grandmother did everything she possibly could to protect her great-grandson.

For most, there's nothing we wouldn't do for our kids.

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But one story of sacrifice this week has absolutely broken the world's heart.

There's nothing as rewarding as having a family.

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The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth. It's a pretty magical thing.

But that's not to say it's easy...

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Being a caregiver is basically the hardest job on earth - and the pressure to be perfect can make life even more stressful.

But at the end of the day...

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Children are totally worth it.

There's nothing quite as terrifying as something happening to our babies...

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But sadly, many out there have experienced the tragedy of seeing their children go through very difficult situations.

The Indiana storm saw winds of over 112mph.

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And it caused destruction in Nebraska across Iowa and into Wisconsin, Illinois, alongside Indiana.

It destroyed thousands of properties.

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It also took down power lines and trees across the states.

But it was north-central Indiana that was the most adversely affected.

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Dozens of injuries have been recorded in the area.

And one Indiana woman has died in the storms.

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73-year-old Isabel Atencio was killed in the mobile home she'd lived in for many years.

She was discovered buried under a huge pile of rubble.

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And even more heartbreakingly, she was clutching on to her great-grandson - who miraculously survived.

The toddler was only minorly injured thanks to her sacrifice.

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"It's awful. I was thinking about that all last night." Adam O'Connor, deputy chief of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, said.

Atencio died of blunt force injuries.

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Her death has been ruled as accidental.

"She is definitely my hero."

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"She earned her wings for sure last night. I'm very grateful and thankful for her," Kaylee Shaw, mother of the toddler, shared.

Tributes have poured in for the hero.

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"She would do anything for you, and I'm really at a loss for words right now because already I miss her so much," a neighbor mourned.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral costs.

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"Looking at that mess you would think neither one of them would have made it. But Chase did," it reads.