3-year-old recovering after losing part of leg in lawn mower accident

A 3-year-old Massachusetts girl has had five surgeries in 16 days after a family member accidentally backed over her leg while on a riding lawnmower.Abigail Reardon’s family is sharing her story in the hopes that it helps others avoid the same kind of tragic accident.The 3-year-old and her older sister Alexa were out while playing while the lawn was being mowed on Aug. 22.After the accident, Abby spent four days in the ICU at Rhode Island Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Her foot was amputated first, and then half of her lower leg.”It was just devastating, you know?” said Sarah Reardon, Abby’s mother. “What it was, this strange mix of being very grateful. She is still sassy and funny and silly. That was a big turning point for me — to see her personality come back.”Family members have started a GoFundMe to help pay Abby’s medical expenses.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

A 3-year-old Massachusetts girl has had five surgeries in 16 days after a family member accidentally backed over her leg while on a riding lawnmower.

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Abigail Reardon’s family is sharing her story in the hopes that it helps others avoid the same kind of tragic accident.

The 3-year-old and her older sister Alexa were out while playing while the lawn was being mowed on Aug. 22.

After the accident, Abby spent four days in the ICU at Rhode Island Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Her foot was amputated first, and then half of her lower leg.

“It was just devastating, you know?” said Sarah Reardon, Abby’s mother. “What it was, this strange mix of being very grateful. She is still sassy and funny and silly. That was a big turning point for me — to see her personality come back.”

Family members have started a GoFundMe to help pay Abby’s medical expenses.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.