Vicky Balch star award
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Alton Towers crash victim Vicky Balch honours mum

A woman who had her leg amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has awarded her mum a BBC North West Tonight Christmas Star.

Vicky Balch, 20, said she wanted her mum, Karen, to be recognised because she was "just amazing".

"She's put everything on hold to look after me. She was with me all throughout my time in hospital and never left me."

  • 17 Dec 2015
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