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