Saffie Rose Roussos’ mum has awoken from a coma to the devastating news her daughter was killed in the terrorist attack at a Manchester arena last week.
“(Lisa Roussos) was in a critical condition at first, but she came off life support on Saturday and was up and talking on Sunday,” friend of the family, Mike Swanny, told The Mirror on Thursday.
Swanny confirmed Saffie’s mother, Lisa, 48, was “aware of the situation with Saffie”.
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Saffie was the youngest of the 22 victims killed in the blast by a suicide bomber that injured more than 100 more at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
The eight-year-old girl had attended the concert with her mum and sister Ashlee Bromwich, 25, who both suffered serious shrapnel injuries.
Swanny told The Mirror that Lisa, who is understood to have undergone two surgeries, had been removed from a life support machine on the weekend and was conscious.
“The news about Lisa being out of danger is the biggest in this since the start,” he told the newspaper.
“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.”