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Amputee Model From Alton Towers Crash Appears At London Fashion Week

Amputee Model From Alton Towers Crash Appears At London Fashion Week

An Alton Towers crash victim who lost her right leg in a horrific roller coaster accident two years ago has made an appearance at London Fashion Week.

Vicky Balch, 22, modelled on the catwalk for Teatum Jones alongside a number of other amputee models yesterday.

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Miss Balch lost her leg in 2015 when the Smiler ride malfunctioned and smashed into a carriage ahead, leaving her and four others seriously injured.

She told the Sunday People of her injuries earlier in 2017: "In the beginning especially, there were days when I didn't want to be here any more. I'd think, 'What's the point? I'm not going to be able to live my life to the full or love my life ever again'."

Watch a video of her catwalk appearance above.

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Balch later tweeted: "Can't believe I got to walk for TEATUMJONES at LondonFashionWeek."

Here's how Twitter responded to her appearance:

Balch is now signed to Zebedee Management, which represents models and performers with disabilities.

It's great she's overcome such a horrible accident to appear on such a huge stage.

Featured Image Credit: PA

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

 

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