They say that heroes come in all shapes and sizes...and ages.
For a special Royal Wedding feature for this week’s Radio Times, I had the privilege to meet Amelia Thompson aged 12. Amelia was involved in the Manchester bombing a year ago next week that killed 22 people. While she was not physically injured, she witnessed things that no one should have to see, let alone a young girl at the age of 11. Her screams of fear during the atrocity not only damaged her vocal cords, but left her unable to speak properly for weeks and required intensive speech therapy to regain her voice. It also brought on a asthma attack that found her being treated alongside some of the very worst of the injured. Amelia is still undergoing counselling for what she witnessed and went through and she changed from being very confident to being very withdrawn.