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Toddler run over, loses toes, in lawnmower accident

SPOKANE, Wash - A Medical Lake toddler accidentally run over by a riding lawnmower has lost several toes and suffered severe trauma to her legs.

On Monday, 2-year-old daughter Juliette Nau was with her father in Sandpoint when somehow she was struck by a riding lawn mower.

Juliette was then airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

"I met her the second they landed, they came and got me and I went to the ER to be with her," said Juliette's mom, Lesley Johnson.

That's when doctors revealed the extent of Juliette's injuries.

"The toes on her left foot are all gone, except for the baby toe and I think there's some damage to the heel there," she said

Johnson, who is a registered nurse, said it was extremely difficult to see her daughter's injuries.

Juliette has had two surgeries in the last three days to clean out the wounds.

Doctor's are hopeful Juliette will be able to walk again but it's going to be a long road to recovery.

"I work as a nurse but I need to be able to be with her. At least she's going to be in the hospital for months," she said

Johnson is a single mom and as she takes off work to be by her daughter's side, she worries about how she'll pay her $1,400 a month mortgage.

"My No. 1 thing is I want my daughter to be able to come home to her house that she loves so much," she said. "She's already talking 'I want to go home, I want to go home' that's all she keep saying to me, I want to go home."

To help with medical expenses and Johnson's mortgage online donations can be made by going to: giveitforward.com/hope4juliette

Friends have also set up a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hope4Juliette