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Bowie Co. boy adapting to life after losing leg in lawn mower accident

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Alex is now back on the playground with his twin brother Damian, running around on a prosthetic leg he was fitted for just two weeks ago. Alex is now back on the playground with his twin brother Damian, running around on a prosthetic leg he was fitted for just two weeks ago.
The pre-kindergarten student at Liberty-Eylau School recovered in a Dallas hospital after being run over by a lawn mower in April. The pre-kindergarten student at Liberty-Eylau School recovered in a Dallas hospital after being run over by a lawn mower in April.
Alex is still learning how to get around on his new prosthesis, but his mother says he's already able to keep up with his siblings. Alex is still learning how to get around on his new prosthesis, but his mother says he's already able to keep up with his siblings.
WAKE VILLAGE, TX (KSLA) -

A 4-year-old Bowie County boy who lost his leg in a lawn mower accident earlier this year has come a long way in his recovery.

Alex Flowers was 4-years-old when he was accidentally run over by a relative at his Wake Village home when he slipped as he tried to jump on the moving mower. His right leg had to be amputated.

After he came home from the hospital in May, he needed a lot of help getting around. But things have changed a lot since then.

Alex is now back on the playground with his twin brother Damian, running around on a prosthetic leg he was fitted for just two weeks ago.

"It's like nothing," says his mom, Amber. "He puts it on and takes it off by himself and he gets around very, very well. He can keep up with his brothers and sisters." She says her son originally wanted a Woody prosthesis after the character from the movie Toy Story, but Alex changed his mind. "He said, 'I still want to be a cowboy, but I like cars,'" Amber recalls.

Alex was a pre-k student in the Liberty Eylau school district and was not able to complete the last month of school, but now he says he's excited to head into the upcoming school year. "He is an inspiration for everybody and he is a hero and I am very proud of him. He has done a good job. He has come a long way."

Now 5 years old,  Alex will be going into kindergarten this fall.

While it's been a learning process for her son, she says, "I am just glad to get my little boy back."

His mother says she is grateful for all of the support that helped them make it to this point.

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