Girl's leg partially amputated in lawn mower accident

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A devastating lawn mower accident leaves a toddler with injuries so severe part of her leg needed to be amputated. Doctors and the little girl's mother with brief the media at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

A devastating lawn mower accident leaves a toddler with injuries so severe part of her leg needed to be amputated.

The little girl named Taryn went through her first surgery Tuesday night at Nebraska Medicine where her right leg was amputated up to her calf. Her mother, Tonya Streck, said Taryn is in good condition for what she has been through.

"I got the call about seven o'clock last night, and…Sorry.... and her dad just told me she had been in a bad accident, and I needed to meet him at UNMC,” said Streck.

Two-year-old Taryn Graalf has a long road ahead after falling under a riding lawn mower in Council Bluffs Tuesday evening. Streck said her 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,” she said.

Her right leg had to be amputated. Doctors predict six to seven more surgeries in the little girl’s 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" said Streck.

Taryn’s surgery will be sometime Thursday afternoon. There has already been a huge amount of community support for this family. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Taryn and her family.