Daycare Worker Who Took A Shovel To The Face To Protect A Child Claims She’s Not A Hero


You might remember when we told you a few weeks ago about daycare owner Martha McClure who endured a horrific beating, including taking a shovel to the face, when she refused to let 3 siblings leave her daycare with their intoxicated father. 

McClure, who lives in Ronan, Montana, spoke to TODAY Parents and revealed that she doesn’t see herself as a hero and that she’s a bit overwhelmed by all the attention!

“To me, it wasn’t heroic. To me, it’s what I’m supposed to do,” McClure told TODAY Parents. “The children in my care — I am their person. I am their momma bear when their mother isn’t there. Did I know he was going to hurt me? Yes. Did I hope he wouldn’t? Sure. Would I do it over again? Definitely.

Well, that statement alone tells me that Martha was a hero, even if she doesn’t want to admit it! According to TODAY McClure suffered several broken bones in her face from the attack and while she still suffers from pain and some vision problems, she was happy that she was able to keep the kids safe.

“They don’t know what all happened. We did the best we could to keep them safe and keep them innocent,” said McClure. “I don’t want (my home) to be a scary place where something scary happened. For most of these kids, my house is their second home.”

“I’m grateful that it wasn’t worse,” she added. “It’s my job, what I did, and I will honestly say that the scars physically are going to heal. Had I given them to him — the emotional scars — I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself. Everybody that mattered in that moment was safe.”

Wow! What a selfless and brave woman. This is definitely the kind of woman you want looking after your child. Obviously many people agree because a GoFundMe page that has been set up to help McClure with medical costs and has since surpassed the $30,000 goal by over $5000 as of me writing this.

Thank goodness for people like Marth McClure, she definitely deserves all the kindness and generosity that comes her way.

Kelli Catana

Kelli Catana is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.


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