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Family release heartbreaking footage of teen who collapsed after one ecstasy pill

The footage shows the effect the pill has had on 16-year-old Amy Thomson, who collapsed after taking MDMA in June

Lucy Clarke-Billings

Published 10/09/2015 | 13:15

Amy Thomson, pictured left before her collapse and right, afterwards
Amy Thomson, pictured left before her collapse and right, afterwards

A video of a teenage girl who was left in a coma after taking the ecstasy-like drug MDMA has been released by her family.

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Amy Thomson’s life changed dramatically after she collapsed at a party in Glasgow in June and remained critically ill in hospital for a month.

Doctors were slowly able to stabilise the 16-year-old and in August she was transferred to a specialist rehabilitation unit for people with brain injuries.

The footage shows the effect the pill has had on Amy as she is sat in a garden in her wheelchair, saying: “Thank you, thank you everyone”.

Some of Amy's friends, who had not seen her since she collapsed at the house party, welcomed the video but said it had upset them to see Amy in such a different way.

The Mail Online reported that despite the drug seriously damaging the young girl's brain, Amy's family believe that, with the continued help of medics, she can continue to make progress.

A 33-year-old man and two women, aged 17 and 18, were arrested for alleged drug offences after Amy collapsed on June 10.

Police and doctors have repeatedly warned the public about the threat posed by MDMA.

Telegraph.co.uk

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