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Financial help pours in for toddler hurt in lawnmower accident

5:54 AM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
2-year-old Ireland Nugent (Photo courtesy of WTSP)
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(AP) -- Financial help is pouring in for the family of a toddler who lost her feet when her father accidentally backed a lawn mower over her outside their Palm Harbor home.
 
Last week Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater established a fund to care for 2 1/2 -year-old Ireland Nugent's medical care. The Tampa Bay Times reports more than $16,000 has been donated.
 
The Rev. Dennis Reid says about 10 people who also lost limbs in lawn mower accidents have called offering to help.
 
Ex-wrestler and amputee Steve Chamberland told the newspaper he's prepared to supply the girl with a lifetime of top-quality prosthetics. He's the founder of the charity 50 Legs in 50 Days.
 
The Times reports the child is scheduled for surgery Monday at Tampa General Hospital.

Associated Press

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