Manchester Victim’s Mom Comes Off Life Support & Learns of Her Child’s Death

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Saffie Rose Roussos was the youngest victim of the Manchester terrorist attack, which left 22 dead and about 60 more injured. The 8-year-old attended the Ariana Grande concert with her mother, Lisa, and her older sister, Ashlee Bromwich, both of whom were injured by shrapnel in the bombing. While Saffie’s sibling was treated for her wounds in one hospital, her mom was taken to another and listed as being in critical condition. The 48-year-old was so severely hurt that she had to undergo two major surgeries and was put on life support to heal — this means that she was unconscious since the attack and had no idea that her daughter passed away.

Mike Swanson, a friend of the Roussos family, confirmed that while Lisa was not doing very well at first, she is “pulling through” and is now conscious after being taken off the life-support machine. While this is great news, it also comes with a devastating realization — the woman now must deal with the death of her child.

“The news about Lisa being out of danger is the biggest in this since the start,” he said in a statement. “She was in a critical condition at first, but she came off life support on Saturday and was up and talking on Sunday. She’s aware of the situation with Saffie. She’s still in hospital, but she’s moving her legs, which is fantastic. Lisa’s pulling through and it’s really important people know that.”

Saffie’s father, Andrew, can start the grieving process now that he knows his wife will be okay.

Mr. Swanson continued, “Andrew has been so strong. He’s not wanted to grieve until he knew his wife was going to be okay. He’s been a machine all week.”

We can’t even imagine what the Roussos family is going through at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and Ashlee as they continue to recover, and the entire fam as they mourn the loss of that beloved little girl.

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