Little Girl Doing Well After Surgery


NEW AT TEN — A DEVASTATING LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT LEAVES A TODDLER WITH INJURIES SO SEVERE — PART OF HER LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED. TONIGHT OUR ERIN MURRAY SPOKE TO THE LITTLE GIRL’S MOTHER — ERIN — HOW IS THE LITTLE GIRL DOING? THE LITTLE GIRL — TARYN — WENT THROUGH HER FIRST SURGERY LAST NIGHT HERE AT NEBRASKA MEDICINE — WHERE HER RIGHT LEG WAS AMPUTATED UP TO HER CALF. SHE IS UP THERE IN UNIVERSITY TOWER — HER MOTHER SAYS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR WHAT SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH. “I GOT THE CALL ABOUT SEVEN O’CLOCK LAST NIGHT, AND.. CRIES .. SORRY…. AND HER DAD JUST TOLD ME SHE HAD BEEN IN A BAD ACCIDENT, AND I NEEDED TO MEET SHE HAD BEEN IN A BAD ACCIDENT, AND I NEEDED TO MEET HIM AT UNMC.” TWO YEAR OLD TARYN GRAALF HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD AFTER FALLING UNDER A RIDING LAWN MOWER IN COUNCIL BLUFFS TUESDAY EVENING. TARYN’S MOTHER SAYS THE LITTLE GIRL WAS BEING WATCHED BY FRIENDS WHEN THIS HAPPENED. “SHE WAS ON A POWER WHEEL AND FELL OFF IT. THE PERSON WHO WAS WATCHING HER WENT TO GO HELP HER, AND THEN SHE FELL FURTHER INTO A DITCH, AND LANDED UNDERNEATH THE MOWER.” HER RIGHT LEG NOW AMPUTATED — DOCTORS PREDICT SIX TO SEVEN MORE SURGERIES IN THE LITTLE GIRLS FUTURE. “SHE CALMS DOWN WHEN I HOLD HER. HER LABS ARE ALL BETTER NOW. WE ARE JUST TRYING TO KEEP HER COMFORTABLE UNTIL THE NEXT SURGERY TOMORROW.” THIS LITTLE GIRL IS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY RIGHT NOW. THE SURGERY TOMORROW WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON JOHN, MALORIE. ERIN — IT’S SEEMS ALREADY A HUGE AMOUNT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THIS FAMILY? YES TONYA SAYS — ESPECIALLY HER WORK AND FRIENDS HAVE BEEN SO HELPFUL. THEY ALSO HAVE A GO FUND ME PAGE NOW — WHICH I SENT OUT ON MY FACEBOOK.

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