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03rd Jul 2015

Alton Towers Crash Victim Who Lost Her Leg Posts Inspiring Photo To Twitter

Vicky posted the image to her Twitter account.

A victim of the Alton Towers crash who had to have her leg amputated below the knee has posted an inspirational photo message to Twitter.

Vicky Balch was trapped on The Smiler rollercoaster in the theme park with three other people including her boyfriend last month, resulting in serious injuries.

alton-towers smile rollercoaster

Undergoing surgery on her birthday to save her legs, the 20-year old later had to have her leg amputated below the knee on Friday.

Despite her life-changing injuries, Vicky posted an incredibly inspiring message to her Twitter account after meeting Major Kate Philip.

Major Philip, who had her leg amputated following a stint in Afghanistan, visited with Vicky and even told her how she has since trekked to the South Pole with Prince William.

Following their meeting, Vicky posted the message to her Twitter account:

The image comes just days before the hugely popular Air rollercoaster at Alton Towers broke down this week leaving dozens of people suspended upside down in mid-air.