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Mom: Toddler doing well, sedated after lawnmower accident

PALM HARBOR, Florida -- A 2-year-old girl lost both of her feet in a lawnmower accident in the Westlake Village subdivision of Palm Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says.

According to detectives, 47-year-old Jeremiah Nugent was cutting the grass on his riding lawnmower Wednesday evening. He was about to park the lawnmower in the garage when his wife, 31-year-old Nicole Nugent, came out and began to wave her hands at him. 

Nugent reportedly thought Nicole was alerting him that he was about to drive over something, so he put the lawnmower in reverse and backed it up until he realized he had run over his 2-year-old daughter, Ireland. 

Earlier reports indicated Ireland's legs were amputated at the knee, but investigators now say her feet were actually severed at the ankle. Her left hand was also injured, but is intact. 

The girl was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where she is in serious condition.

On Thursday, Nicole Nugent told reporters her daughter is doing well, but currently sedated.  She says doctors are optimistic that prosthetics will quickly help Ireland be up and walking again.

Pinellas detectives say the incident appears to be accidental in nature.

The Nugent family's church is taking donations to help with Ireland's medical bills and long-term treatment.

Checks can be made out to Trinity Presbyterian Foundation, with "Ireland Nugent" in the memo field, and mailed to:

Trinity Presbterian Church
2001 Rainbow Drive
Clearwater, Florida 33765

The church has also set up a Paypal fund, which can be accessed on their website, www.trinityclearwater.org

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