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Ireland Nugent home with new feet and legs

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Looking at how Ireland Nugent walks, just a day after getting her new prosthetic legs and feet, and you can tell, this little girl is determined. "She's a little firecracker. She has her mind made up and what she's gonna do, she's gonna do and she's put her mind to this and I don't think anything's gonna stop her" said her mother, Nicole Nugent.

Ireland and her family started their day in Orlando, at the "Prosthetic and Orthotic Association'' for a test walk. She passed with flying colors.

Moving like a pro, Ireland made it look easy, as she walked, with her family and TV cameras watching every step. 

A 2-hour car ride later, Ireland insisted she be the one to prepare her liner with diaper cream and alcohol sprays so her legs would fit just right. She got plenty of help from her brothers and sisters. All for the premier walk on familiar territory...the sidewalk in front of her house.

"I'm just amazed that she took off as quickly as she did. I really thought there would be at least some hesitation" said Nicole Nugent, after watching her daughter.

Reuniting with neighbor kids, it won't be long before she is running around, like she used to.

"I just can't wait to see what she's gonna do in the future. She's my little angel and she's gonna rock" said her father, Jerry Nugent.

Baby steps now, bigger ones to come.

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