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Scottish judo star comes home after life-threatening bike crash in Vietnam
By Thanh Nien News -
She has smiled for the first time and managed to hold up two fingers following treatment in Thailand
Stephanie Inglis in a file photo on her Facebook page
A judo star who was caught in a serious motorbike accident in Vietnam last month is now back home in Scotland after recovering from a coma.
Stephanie Inglis, a Commonwealth Games silver medalist, has arrived at Edinburgh Airport and was taken to a hospital for further treatment, Daily Record said in a report Monday.
Her parents traveled with her on the medical evacuation plane from Bangkok.
Inglis fell into a coma after an accident on May 10, when she was taking a xe om motorbike taxi to an English language center in Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam. Her ao dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) was caught in the wheel, pulling her off the bike.
The 27-year-old had taught English to Vietnamese children for four months under a charity program.
She was flown to Bangkok after being treated around two weeks in a Hanoi hospital.
Her family said early this month that her brain started healing after a surgery at a Thai hospital.
A recent post on the Save Steph page on Facebook said Inglis has smiled for the first time and managed to hold up two fingers.
Inglis’s friends have set up a crowdfunding campaign to pay for her medical costs as her travel insurance was not valid because she had been in Vietnam more than 31 days.
More than 7,000 people have contributed, raising more than US$425,000.