Huffpost Impact

Ireland Nugent Lawnmower Accident: Girl Who Lost Feet After Dad Accidentally Backed Over Her, Gets Prosthetic Legs (PHOTO)

Posted: Updated:

TAMPA, Fla. -- A toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower is taking her first steps on her new prosthetic test legs.

Ireland Nugent has been in a wheelchair and has undergone seven surgeries since the April 11 accident. She was fitted with her new legs Monday and promptly took off walking as soon as they were on.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://www.ittybittyurl.com/U6w) reports that she has already become emotionally attached to the legs. When the prosthetist said he would need the test limbs back, the little girl said she wanted to keep them.

Her father, Jerry Nugent, recorded her steps. He says he was speechless and proud.

ireland nugent

___

Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

See how you can help Ireland Nugent here.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
Donors Help Girl Who Lost Feet In Accident
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Ireland Nugent, 2, takes first steps after losing feet in lawn mower accident

Ireland Nugent walks again after receiving new prosthetic legs

Small steps are big leap for Ireland Nugent

'Nothing will hold her back': 2-year-old mower accident victim walks on new legs

Ireland Nugent may take first steps today