Jennifer Rogers was eight weeks pregnant and doing the best she could to protect her students the day an F5 tornado ripped through the Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma.
She was able to get one hand on nine-year-old Nicolas McCabe, but couldn’t save him.
"He was actually the closest one to me, that I had my hand on, that didn't make it," she said.
Nicolas was one of 24 people killed that day, including six of her students.
Rogers didn’t get away unharmed, she had a broken back.
But she did deliver a healthy baby and named him Jack Nicolas Rogers.
Scott McCabe is Nicolas' father. "It's real hard, he began.
“He was my only son. I mean I'm honored, yes, but she was the last one to touch Nicolas. I don't know how to put it, she was the last one to see my little boy. And it's still kind of hard."
Rogers has been off work since Jack was born but hopes to be teaching again next year at the new Plaza Towers.
The new school will be equipped with reinforced safe rooms.