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Manchester attack victim wants to be a nurse when she grows up



A young survivor of the Manchester bombing has decided that she wants to become a nurse when she is older, following the care she received at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

A young survivor of the Manchester bombing has decided that she wants to become a nurse when she is older, following the care she received at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Eve Senior, 14, was a victim of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert on 22 May, which she attended with her family.

Eve (pictured, right) was standing five metres from the attacker, Salman Abedi, when he detonated his suicide bomb, which killed 22 people.

She suffered 14 shrapnel wounds and was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital where practitioners removed the metal from her legs.

‘Before Manchester I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grow up,’ she told BBC’s Inside Out North West.

‘But staying in hospital and seeing what the nurses do and how good they are – when I’m older I want to be a nurse.’

Eve, who lives with her family near Bradford in West Yorkshire, is a talented dancer and keen to make a fell and rapid recovery.

Her care team have told her she still has months of physiotherapy ahead of her, with the possibility of plastic surgery. However, she has become a lot more mobile and is now walking without crutches.

Her younger sister, now 12, has been seeing a trauma counsellor since the attack and has said that she does not hate Abedi. 

‘You have to forgive and forget in life, or else you’re not going to get anywhere,’ she said.