Grandmother Sacrificed Self to Save Grandson in Church Shooting

As a shooter attacked parishioners in a Sutherland Springs church Sunday, a grandmother stepped in front of her 18-year-old grandson, absorbing the bullets and saving his life, according to a family member.

Peggy Lynn Warden, 56, of La Vernia, was killed in the mass shooting at First Baptist Church that also left her grandson, Zachary Logan Poston, with multiple gunshot wounds in the arms and legs, said Korri Scheel Stevens, Warden’s sister-in-law and Poston’s great-aunt.

“She is our hero,” Stevens said. “She saved Zachary’s life.”

Stevens first shared the family’s story on a GoFundMe page created to help raise money for Poston’s medical expenses and his college education.

Warden was among the 26 people killed by Devin Patrick Kelley, who walked into the church with an assault rifle and opened fire. (Read more from “Grandmother Sacrificed Self to Save Grandson in Church Shooting” HERE)

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