By Jon Wiederhorn
Harry Styles picked up the phone to call the 14-year-old survivor of the Manchester Bombing to offer her his love and send her wishes for a speedy recovery.
Freya Lewis, 14, was severely injured in the blast at the Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 and injured more than 50. She has been treated for multiple fractures, lacerations from flying shrapnel and burns from the attack, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Lewis was at the concert with her best friend Neil Jones, 14, who died in the blast.
Lewis was rushed to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she underwent hours of surgery and has since undergone several additional operations. More procedures are scheduled for in the coming weeks.
Lewis’ school shared the news on social media that Styles called the teen and told her he loved her.
“The phone rang, and it was Harry Styles,” read the post. “Freya woke up, Harry said he loved her, she said she loved him, then Dad said he loved him! The PICU unit at Manchester Children’s Hospital has just been given a lift like you can not imagine! Harry, we salute you. sir.”
Lewis’ sister, Georgia, also shared the news on Facebook:
Yesterday (May 29), Lewis’ school posted an update on her condition:
Freya Update 29/05/17 @ 1730
May 29, 2017
Another good day today for Freya after a comfortable night.
Next round of surgery now tomorrow p.m. (not today as we originally thought it was going to be).
Plenty of time awake today, read her a lot of cards and letters from people, some smiles, some tears. She’s shouted at me on a few occasions, so things are without doubt on the up.
Freya goes to Actortribe in Knutsford, which is run by Lee and Jenny Boardman, ex Coronation Street actors. Lee and Jenny have been incredibly supportive this week following the bombing and had very kindly asked a number of current Corrie stars to record her get well messages. We played these to her this morning, and that brought a real smile to her face. Thank you guys; you’re doing Manchester proud.
Everyone’s kindness and support continues to overwhelm us.
It will be a long time yet until we can plan more than a day ahead in our minds and it is only then that we will be able to start to process the enormity of what has happened to Freya and it’s impact on our future life as a family. Right now, if we can just get her home, that will do.