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Girl Injured by Lawn Mower Being Released from the Hospital

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Three-year-old Lauren Stamper was critically injured last month in a lawn mower accident. Officials at the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital are now saying she can go home as early as this week.

Doctors had to amputate part of Lauren's left leg after her grandfather accidentally backed over her with a riding lawn mower.

Doctors say there has been a troubling increase in these type of accidents this summer.

"When someone is operating the mower, the mower's incredibly loud. People are distracted with the task that they're completing, and kids are unpredictable. They don't have that healthy fear and so they'll get into your path quicker than you can respond, and that's when we see tragedies," Amy Teddy with U of M Health System told FOX 2.

Doctors were able to save Lauren's left arm, which was also badly injured.

The Stamper family has set up a fund to help with Lauren's medical expenses. Donations to The Lauren Stamper Fund can be made at any TCF Bank.

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