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French Alps coach crash survivor graduates on mission to help others
A woman who suffered 96% burns in ทางเข้าสล็อต xo a coach crash wants to use her experience of recovery to help others after graduating with a physiotherapy degree.
Catrin Pugh, 27, from Wrexham, was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival after the crash in France in 2013.
She spent eight months in hospital and had more than 200 operations.
She said she had been inspired to study the course by her healthcare team and the physiotherapists who gave her back her mobility.
“When I had my accident I didn’t think I would graduate from university or even think I’d go to university.
“My parents, when I was in the hospital, used to say to me ‘we just want you to be happy and we don’t care what you do’ and it’s definitely something I don’t take for granted,” she said.
Ms Pugh was just 19 and returning from working a ski season in France when her coach crashed and burst into flames near Alpe D’Huez.
The driver died in the accident, while Ms Pugh suffered severe damage to her hands and eyesight.
Her burns were so bad that only the soles of her feet were left untouched.
As part of her recovery, she had countless hours of physiotherapy to regain her independence.
This allowed her to study physiotherapy at King’s College London, which she said adapted the course to her needs.