2-Year-Old Ireland Nugent Needs News Prosthetic Legs

PALM HARBOR — Ireland Nugent walked on her new prosthetic legs for the first time nearly one month ago.

But the Nugents are now encountering an obstacle in their daughter’s recovery: Ireland, 2, has already outgrown her prostheses.

“It seems a little unexpected,” said Nicole Nugent, the girl’s mother. “I think we all thought that they would last a little longer.”

On June 18, Ireland received her prostheses at Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates in Orlando. Doctors told her parents she would need replacements about every three months.
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