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Real Stories: Fundraising campaign saved British sporting hero’s life after horrific accident

Real Stories airs the first TV interview with Stephanie Inglis since her accident. Photo: Real Stories/ITV

In an exclusive interview, Ranvir Singh speaks to the parents of Stephanie Inglis about how they’re coping with every parent’s worst nightmare.

Scottish judoka, Stephanie Inglis became a British sporting hero and silver medal winner in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Two years later, Stephanie packed her bags and headed to Vietnam to teach English to underprivileged kids.

In May, tragedy struck. Stephanie was involved in a road traffic accident whilst in Vietnam which left her with life threatening head injuries.

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Tonight on Real Stories, Ranvir sits down with her parents, Robert and Alison to find out more about their daughter’s story.

“I remember just a cold sweat and I went numb. My fingers, everything, was tingling and I had to sit down.”

– Alison Inglis

With no insurance to cover her accident, Stephanie’s childhood friend, Khalid started a fundraising campaign with the aim of paying for her treatment and bringing her home.

Tonight we see how a fundraising campaign set up by Khalid saved Stephanie's life Credit: Real Stories/ITV

The donation total soon passed a staggering £300,000. Stephanie, who has no memory of the accident, is now home and continuing with what her doctors have called an extraordinary recovery.

Below you can watch a teaser of what is to come in tonight’s episode:

Tune in to Real Stories with Ranvir Singh tonight at 7:30pm on ITV to watch our exclusive interview with the family of Stephanie Inglis. Let us know your thoughts using #RealStories on social media.

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