According to a report by the Daily Mail on August 11, a mother in the United States did not notice her 6-year-old son when she was mowing the grass in her yard. She accidentally ran over his feet with a lawn mower, causing The child lost a foot, and at first she thought she was just pressing a paving stone.
Two months ago, when Jonah Douglas, 6 years old, of Mount Vernon, Missouri, was playing on the lawn of his yard, 41-year-old mother Bethany accidentally ran over him with a lawn mower Feet.
Jonah was rushed to the hospital. The doctor told him a shocking news that his feet could not be reattached. Later, the doctor performed an amputation from his ankle.
Jonah is a kid who likes sports. After the operation, his parents were worried that he would not be able to move again this year, however, his performance exceeded everyone's expectations. Only two months after the major operation, he was able to walk without help.
According to Bethany, Jonah can now walk with a prosthetic limb. He didn't feel depressed by his feet at all. Instead, he bounced on the bed and played with his brother. Bethany is already looking forward to seeing him running with a prosthetic leg.
Bethany said; "As an adult, this is very inspiring to me. We can learn a lot from this kid and his mentality."
When the tragedy happened, Bethany was using The lawnmower was cutting the grass. Jonah approached from behind the lawnmower and wanted to grab the pouring glass on the lawnmower. However, Bethany did not see her son behind the lawnmower. At this time, she Suddenly drop the lawn mower and cut the grass in the opposite direction. Just like that, the lawnmower ran over Jonah's feet.
Bethany used to be a nurse and has 5 children. She said that at first, she felt like she was pressing on a paving stone, until Jonah's screams overwhelmed the hum of the machine before she realized something was wrong.
She warned the children to stay away from the lawn mower, but Jonah thought it was safe for him to stand behind the lawn mower, and did not expect the lawn mower to be reversed.
Unfortunately, this is the second amputation that the Jonahs have had to face in 6 months. At the end of last year, Jonah's sister lost her right leg due to complications from a car accident. She was discharged from the hospital at the end of February this year. A few months later, the family faced the amputation of another child.
Bethany said: “Sometimes I think, what am I doing wrong? It’s difficult to stay awake both physically and mentally in this situation. But there is hope, Because they are still alive, this is a ray of hope. They just lost two legs.” After the tragedy, the Bethany family sold the lawn mower because they were afraid that their son would see the opportunity to mow the lawn. Afraid. But they do not intend to avoid this forever, they want to wait a while before buying a new lawn mower. Bethany hopes that his son will not live in fear for the rest of his life because of accidents, nor does he want to accidentally change their lifestyle.
However, Jonah's accident is not entirely a bad thing, because after this incident, the children are more willing to listen to the adults.