Now the 9-year-old is being hailed as a hero for her actions. Anaiah Rucker and her sister Camry were walking across the street to catch their school bus when they were hit by a pickup truck.
Anaiah said she looked both ways before crossing, but because it was raining she couldn't really see. But she saw the truck just in time to push her sister out of the way.
"I seen my daughter kind of snatch my 5-year-old back," said mother Andrea Taylor. "And if it wasn't for that, my 5-year-old would have- I don't think she would have made it."
Anaiah nearly died trying to save her sister. She suffered a broken neck, lost a kidney, has spleen damage and broke both legs, one of which had to be amputated.