Merced Boy Home after Lawn Mower Accident

4/1/2008 Fresno, CA Tye Dutcher has undergone four surgeries at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento to amputate his right foot above the ankle.

The 11-year-old's father accidentally backed over him while mowing their backyard earlier this month. A family friend says Tye is staying positive and hopes to be fitted for a prosthetic foot in about six to eight weeks.

Tye posted a message to his website yesterday thanking the community for an outpouring of support.

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