She fought those who tried to harm her daughter, and then she forgave them 

She would need all of that fortitude a year ago this month when four teens — including the son of former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn — barreled into her home near 122nd Street and West Dodge Road.
Chaos ensued. In “mama-bear mode,” Bywaters shoved one intruder to keep him from her daughter. He punched her in the chest. She kept pushing back until, finally, he lowered his shoulder and rammed her down a flight of stairs.
A concussion and a nearly-broken back later, Bywaters survived that night.
And then, in court this week, the plucky 52-year-old did the strongest thing she could: She forgave the teens, one by one, calmly telling them she hopes they straighten out their lives.

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