ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- A 2-year-old girl who had both her legs amputated in a lawnmower accident is recuperating after a successful surgery.
Pastor Dennis Reid of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Clearwater said in a statement Ireland Nugent's wounds were "amazingly clean," and doctors only had to remove one piece of dirt.
"There was no further tissue or skin damage and no sign of infection in her legs," said Reid. "The hand doctor also confirms that there was no infection in the wound in her hand. Ireland continues to battle a fever, but the doctors believe this is from the trauma, and not any infection."
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Ireland's next surgery is scheduled for Monday. The pastor said doctors will close her wounds and amputate her legs at what they feel is the best place for prosthesis.
The Pinellas Federal Credit Union has established a special fund in Ireland's name. It asks that checks be made to Pinellas Federal Credit Union with "Ireland Nugent Fund" written in the memo field. You can send your donation to:
Pinellas Federal Credit Union
PO Box 2300
Largo, FL 33779-2300
The Nugent family's church also is accepting 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 also set up a Paypal fund, which can be accessed on their website: www.trinityclearwater.org.