Thai teen who lost legs in MRT accident is back on her feet

Thai teen who lost legs in MRT accident is back on her feet

Two years ago, she was hit by an MRT train and lost both legs.

Today, the effervescent Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, 17, is back on her feet, walking everywhere on prosthetic legs and keeping busy while improving her mobility.

Last month, she placed second at a talent contest for the physically disabled known as Miss Wheelchair Thailand 2013.At the contest, she sang and answered questions, one of which was: Why do you think you can be in the top three?

She told The New Paper that she answered: "I am being myself, with confidence and thinking positively.

"I set goals. When other people are weak, I try to be the inspiration."

"I feel great," she said in English, of her eventual placing.

The teen is in Singapore for five days to meet her lawyers and to attend a gala dinner of the Rotary Club, which has been helping her directly since the April 2011 incident.

The club is also paying for her family's accommodation and expenses here.

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