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What Makes Us Stronger

Freya Lewis



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Seven Dials
12 May 2020
The Manchester Arena attack nearly destroyed her.

Love and courage saved her.

Freya Lewis was just three metres away from the terrorist who detonated the bomb at the Manchester arena on the night of 22nd May 2017.

Her best friend Nell was tragically killed, but Freya - thrown forwards by the blast - somehow survived. She suffered 29 separate injuries, was in a coma for five days, and wheelchair-bound for three months.

Yet just 12 months later, she was on her feet, running the Junior Great Manchester Run and raising 60,000 for the hospital that saved her. From her darkest moment, she found the determination to live life to the fullest, for herself, and for those who lost their lives.

This is Freya's courageous story. But it is also the story of the amazing community that surrounded her, uplifted her, and ultimately saved her life.

WHAT MAKES US STRONGER is a testament to the power of hope and positivity.
By:   Freya Lewis
Imprint:   Seven Dials
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   365g
ISBN:   9781841883472
ISBN 10:   1841883476
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   12 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Since 2017 Freya and her family have raised 60,000 for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, where she was treated. In recognition, Freya received the 2018 NHS Hero Young Fundraiser Award and the Amplifon awards for Young Hero and Overall Hero. In her capacity as an ambassador for the High Sheriff of Manchester she speaks at events about the importance of seeking help for mental health issues. Freya lives in a small village in Cheshire with her Mum, Dad and older sister, Georgia. She hopes to be accepted into a Drama or Theatre College, to help her achieve her goal of becoming an actress.

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