Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Donations for Injured Child Withheld?

Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The family of 2-year-old Ireland Nugent, the little girl whose legs were severed in a lawnmower accident, says Pastor Dennis Reid of Trinity Presbyterian Church has been holding about $120,000 in donations hostage. The medical bills are coming in, and the family needs the money, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.