5-Year-Old Girl Set to Go Home After Law Mower Accident

Ireland Nugent is going home after seven surgeries.

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    A toddler whose feet had to be amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawn mower has been cleared to leave the hospital.

    Tampa General Hospital spokesman John Dunn tells The Tampa Tribune 2-year-old Ireland Nugent is ready to go home after seven surgeries.

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    Ireland's father says her daughter could be fitted for prosthetic feet in about four weeks.

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    Jerry Nugent told News Channel 8 that when Ireland asks about her limbs the family tells her she's going to have new feet, just like Winter the dolphin. The dolphin with a prosthetic tail was the star of a 2011 feature film and is housed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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