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Scottish teen left in coma, wheelchair, after taking ecstasy

The family of a teenage girl left in a wheelchair after taking MDMA have released a video to warn of the dangers of the party drug.

Amy Thomson, 16, collapsed after taking a capsule of crystal MDMA at a house party in June.

She was left fighting for her life in a coma at a hospital in Glasgow as her family prayed for her recovery.

But now they have released a video showing how her life has changed since the incident.

The teen can be seen in a wheelchair in a garden on a sunny day.

Struggling to speak and with limited mobility, she thanks people for their support during her recovery.

Amy Thomson who was left in a wheelchair after taking MDMA. SWNS.com

Amy Thomson who was left in a wheelchair after taking MDMA.

Enlarge Amy Thomson was a healthy teen before the devastating effects of one hit of ecstasy. SWNS.com

Amy Thomson was a healthy teen before the devastating effects of one hit of ecstasy.

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In the video, Amy says: “Thank you everyone. Thanks for your support everyone.”

The video was posted on the Facebook page Support for Amy, which has over 4,000 likes.

Responding to people’s reactions to the video, a later post on the page by her cousin Kayla said: “Some people may have cried, laughed or (been) shocked seeing the video. But this is what a tiny pill can do to you. Amy won’t be like this for the rest of her life, she’s getting the best care and support.

“If this isn’t an eye opener for everyone who continues to take stuff.. I dunno what is!”

After several friends of Amy posted messages expressing shock at the video, a further post on the page said: “I know a lot of people think and have thought Amy doesn’t isn’t doing so great and think she’ll be the way she is in the video for rest of her life. She’ll not be. [SIC]

Thomson is now in a wheelchair as she recovers.SWNS.com

Thomson is now in a wheelchair as she recovers.

“She’s improved in many amazing ways. She still has many improvements to show us all.”

Annie, Amy’s aunt, also wrote: “This video likely shocked some people, but it’s not sad.

“Yes she’s in a wheelchair at the moment and her speech is impaired but she will keep improving.

“I’ve no doubt that she’ll lead a full and happy life.”

College student Amy, was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on June 10 after collapsing at a party in the Knightswood area of Glasgow.

The girl’s family is supporting her as she deals with her health issues. SWNS.com

The girl’s family is supporting her as she deals with her health issues.

Enlarge Amy Thomson, 16, before she spent a month comatose after taking ecstasy. SWNS.com

Amy Thomson, 16, before she spent a month comatose after taking ecstasy.

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Three other girls aged 15, 17 and 18 were also taken to hospital but later released.

Following the incident, three people – a man aged 33, and two women aged 17 and 18 — were reported for alleged drug offenses.

Police and doctors also warned of the dangers of crystallised ecstasy capsules.

Amy remained on life support for about a month before she eventually regained consciousness.

Last month she moved to a rehab unit for people with brain injuries.

After revealing Amy had been allowed visits home, Amy’s mum Tricia wrote on her Facebook page: “This must be what winning the lottery feels like.”

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