Last month 17-year-old racing driver Billy Monger had to have both his legs amputated after a horrific crash at Donington.

His story affected the lives of many, including a Scottish veteran who lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Now David Birrell, who races using special prosthetic limbs, has been to meet Billy to lend his support. 

The up-and-coming motorsport star had been competing in Formula 4 and was racing in Donnington when he collided into the back of another car which appeared to have slowed down on the track. 

David reached out to Billy on Facebook and has now been to meet him in hospital in Nottingham. 

Since he was injured seven years ago David is now making an impact on the racing scene.

Currently competing in the Britcar endurance championship, he's aiming to become the first double amputee to race at Le Mans in a non-adapted car.

He hopes his story can inspire Billy to look ahead. 

A fundraising page set up to raise money for Billy’s recovery has already raised more than £780,000 and attracted high-profile support from Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button.

Mr Birrell has promised to be there to support the teenager and when he's ready, to show him you can race again after injury. 

More: Double Amputee Afghan Veteran Sets Sights On Le Mans

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