What You Should Be Reading and Posting Instead of Giving Credence to THEM:
Don't post horrid pictures from the few seconds after such a great fun concert for so many kids. Don't post the one who did its name... it glorifies him to his group. Posting the videos and pictures elates them and shows our reactions and helps them plan for the next ones! Don't give them that satisfaction and information!
Instead, post the photos of the beautiful people that attended and will forever be at an Ariana Concert. Remind those affected by this not to harp on the mere moments after the lights came on at the end of the concert, but rather, the awesome time they had singing with Ariana Grande all night! Ask them what songs she sang, what she wore, etc. retrain their minds to remember that part of the night and not the few moments at the end.
For those performers considering canceling your shows out of fear this might happen again, if you do that, they win! We can't walk around in fear our whole lives that someone might have something they might do or we would never leave our homes. What does this teach those kids that were in that concert that night in Manchester? We need to continue on as if it didn't get to us with beefed up security measures to show the kids it is ok. If we don't, those kids will get the idea that there are bad guys everywhere and we shouldn't leave the house. Don't let THEM win!
I want to praise and thank all of the people from the first responders, to the random people in the venue, the woman at the hotel that took like 50 kids in for safety so parents had a place to g get them, to 33 year old Chris Parker who was minding his business begging for money as he's homeless. He immediately stepped up to help the wounded and had a woman die in his arms. Someone should help him get back on his feet for all he did without being asked!
After the jump i'll have pictures and info of the lost I have thus far. This has happened before and unless we are clairvoyant it will most probably happen again. But, what we as bloggers and journalists can do is not glorify it by naming suspects, posting their pictures, posting pictures of their acts etc. The less we do it, they will start to realize they mean nothing to us and we will not glorify their stunts and will stop. I can hope anyway....
Saffie Rose Rousso, Age 8
The youngest victim identified. She was at the concert with her mom and sister who themselves are both still in separate hospitals with injuries from the event. She's remembered as a beautifully young sweet girl.
Nell Jones, Age 14
What I have found on Nell is that she had attended the concert on crutches having suffered an injury to a tendon on the leg. So sad she was already at a disadvantage to get out of the path.
Sorrell Leczkowski, Age 14
Sorrell died at the hospital with her mom and grandmother by her side. She had been watching the concert alongside Nell.
Olivia Campbell, Age 15
Olivia is the girl who's mother was on CNN frantically looking for her. You can see that interview still in my tweets. On Facebook alongside her picture her mother posted "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."
Georgina Callendar, Age 18
Georgina was the first to be identified and noted to be one of Ariana's biggest fans posting this picture to her Instagram with the note "can't wait to see you tomorrow!"
John Atkinson, Age 26
John was noted to be one in a million and loved by many. There has already been a gofundme set up for his family by friends. It was also noted he was a true gentleman.
Martyn Hatt, Age 29
Martin was a PR manager at the concert with a friend but got separated from them. He was just two days from taking a trip of a lifetime to the United States. What a shame!
Kelly Brewster, Age 32
Kelly was there with her niece and shielded her from the blast taking all of it on herself. She ended up dying from the injuries she suffered.
Marcin Klis, Age 42 & Angelika Klis, Age 39
They were at the concert to pick up their two daughters Alex age 20 & Patrycia age 12 who are now orphaned due to this tragedy. They were in that foyer waiting for the girls when the tragedy happened.
Allison Howe, Age 45 & Lisa Lees, Age 43
These two women were among those adults standing in the lobby waiting for kids to come out of the concert at the end. They died waiting. It flashes me back... no laughing... to when my sister and i got to go to the New Kids concert in the 90s and my dad came into the stadium to pick us up. So sad.
Jane Tweddle-Taylor, Age 50
Jane had been enjoying dinner with a friend before heading with the friend to wait in the foyer for the friends child and child's friends at the concert. She was a school receptionist. She got separated from the others who all got out safely.
The rest of these I don't have ages on yet......
Michelle Kiss, Age ?
The only info I find for her is that she was a mother who posted a picture on Facebook hours before the concert saying how excited the girls were about the concert.
no photos for:
Megan Hurley, Age ?
Believed to be younger school age like elementary similar to Saffie possibly but no confirmation from anyone on age or photo yet. It's been reported her older brother was seriously injured.
Female Off-Duty Officer, Age?
They won't release her info for now, but it is believed her husband is critically injured as well as their kids have been injured.
The only other info I have is there are still 64 in the hospital, 20 of those are critical. They now say 4 in custody in connection with this. Fingers crossed they are correct.