Mum Shares Shocking Photo Of Daughter Fighting For Her Life After Taking MDMA
The family of a 16-year-old girl, who ended up fighting for her life after taking MDMA, have shared a shocking image of her in intensive care in an attempt to warn others.
Remy Turner was rushed into hospital and her family were given the heartbreaking news that she wouldn't survive on three occasions.
The teen was unconscious and in a coma for six days while in intensive care at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey.
But Remy defied the odds to make a miraculous recovery - and now her family want to raise awareness about her horrific experience to warn others about the dangers of taking drugs.
Her mum Louise Turner, who chose to release the photo, said: "Seeing your little girl linked up to literally dozens of tubes and machines in ICU with what must have been like 15 doctors and nurses all crowded around her bed is not something you forget.
"I was told three times that Remy wouldn't make it.
"Her dad and step-mum flew over from Jersey, pretty much to say their goodbyes.
"We took pictures of her in the ICU, because she was totally unaware of all the fear, all the tears, all the hurt we'd been through wishing, hoping, praying that she would be okay.
"Remy is still trying to understand it all now, but I shared some of the photos on Facebook as well to raise awareness of how serious it can be to take drugs."
Remy was taken ill on 31 July, after suffering a seizure. For the first three nights in hospital she showed no signs of improvements, with machines having to feed her and breathe for her.
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However, after six days she woke up.
Remy said: "When I woke up the doctor asked me what day I thought it was, and I still just thought it was that Friday evening. I didn't know how much time had passed.
"I was so confused, I didn't understand any of it."
Remy added: "I really regret the choice I made, and I wish I never did it. I will never do anything like this again.
"It's difficult to explain how I feel now. The stress and pain I put our friends and family through is something I never want to do again.
"I want to help people now. I'm not going to preach because I don't think people will ever stop taking drugs, but I want to tell my story to show what can happen when you make those choices."
Louise has now set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations for the hospital and paramedic staff who took care of Remy.
She said: "I want to give something back to everyone who was so incredibly supportive and helpful while Remy was in hospital.
"We're asking for donations so that I can put some money on a tab at a restaurant or something and treat everyone there to say thank you."
You can donate here.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS