Saffie Roussos' inspirational mum Lisa takes part in Manchester 10k

The inspirational mum of the Manchester bombing's youngest victim has taken part in a 10k today - after she was so badly injured in the attack she had to learn to walk again.

Sunday, 19th May 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th May 2019, 4:35 pm
Lisa Roussos at the start line of the Manchester 10k with husband Andrew, son Xander, mayore Andy Burnham and friends and supporters of the new 22MCR charity

Lisa Roussos, from Leyland, where the family ran a popular chip shop, walked the course - and she received a huge ovation as she crossed the starting line of the Simply Health Manchester Run.

Lisa who was left in a six-week coma by the Ariana Grande concert attack two years ago, has gone through a tough rehabilitation in that time - which included regaining the use of her legs.

Tragically daughter Saffie-Rose was the youngest to die in the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Lisa with Saffie and Xander

Ahead of the race, Lisa was pictured with Saffie's dad Andrew, brother Xander and mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.

She was walking the course with family, friends and some of the medics who helped save her life - as well as Figen Murray, the mum of another victim, Martyn Hett.

And two years since the blast, the family have set up a new charity to help victims of terror, called 22MCR.

Ahead of the run, Lisa described how she still struggles to walk for long periods.

Saffie-Rose Roussos who died in the Manchester Arena bombing

The family moved from Leyland after the attack, saying the memories were 'too painful'.