Toddler Whose Legs Were Run Over by Lawn Mower Cleared to Use Prosthetics

Ireland Nugent, 2, is now allowed to use prosthetics freely.

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    A Tampa Bay area toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower has been cleared to walk freely on her prosthetics.

    Ireland Nugent was fitted with a pair of prosthetic legs in Orlando last month, but doctors initially advised the girl's parents that she couldn't use the legs for more than an hour at a time. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the girl's doctor told her mother Friday morning that she can now use the prosthetic legs any time.

    The 2-year-old's father was driving a riding mower up the driveway of their Palm Harbor home in April when Ireland ran out from a backyard enclosure and got behind him. Her mother motioned for him to stop, but he misinterpreted her signals and backed the mower up, running over the toddler.

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