16-year-old using a wheelchair after taking Ecstasy
March 7, 2017
What seemed like harmless fun at a house party left a teenage girl fighting for her life.
The BBC reports that 16-year-old Amy Thomson collapsed after taking MDMA (popularly known as Ecstasy or Molly, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse) at a party in Glasgow, Scotland, in June 2015. After she emerged from her coma, Amy's loved ones released this video of her — slurring her speech and struggling to wave her hand — as both a testament to her strength and, as those behind the Support For Amy Facebook page put it, as "an eye opener for everyone who continues to take stuff."
To accompany this post, the Support For Amy Facebook page posted a response to the reactions this short clip has garnered. The comment notes, "Some people may have cried, laughed or been shocked seeing the video." After all, the juxtaposition of the girl in this video and the one whose selfies are featured on the page is quite jarring.
The comment on the video continues, "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. She may not be able to do all the stuff she done before...if this isn't an eye-opener for everyone who continues to take stuff...I dunno what is!" Despite the hard road to recovery ahead, the page is overwhelmingly positive. It appears that Amy has plenty of optimistic people rallying around her.
In an update posted Dec. 22, the Facebook page informs Amy's supporters of her condition: