In the wake of the London terrorist attacks the world has one thing to say. Terrorism will not win.
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That bravery and strength of spirit was perfectly represented in 14-year-old Millie Mitchell, who was struck by shrapnel at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester 12 days ago. Millie and her father, Alasdair, decided to attend Grande’s Manchester benefit concert over the weekend in defiance of terrorism and the gruesome attacks that took place.
Millie told The Sun UK about the night she was injured, “I was hit by shrapnel in the blast. It was so surreal it didn’t feel like real life, everything I was doing was what my body was telling me, my mind wasn’t thinking.
Millie was rushed to the hospital where she was treated for a minor leg wound before being released from the hospital the next day. The flesh wound was not severe, but the bomb blast and knowledge of those that lost their lives are burned into the teenagers memory.
It was for exactly this reason that Millie decided to go to Grande’s benefit show. Terrorism and the fear it breeds only has power if we let it control us, “It is very important we don’t let them win. If we carry on going they’ve not achieved anything.â€
50,000 fans of Millie’s same mind gathered at the Old Trafford cricket field just hours after three men began taking lives on the London bridge. The fans gathered in defiance out of respect for the victims that lost their lives. It was a beautiful sight to see.
The British Red Cross raised over 3 million pounds for relief efforts at the benefit concert, bringing the total amount of money raised to 12 million pounds. It’s amazing to see the world come together in love in the face of atrocity.
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