Our hero Kelly will live on in all our hearts
A TREASURED snap shows how family and friends will remember fearless terror attack hero Kelly Brewster – who sacrificed herself to save her sister and 12-year-old niece.
As shards of shrapnel and nails flew through the air, she threw her body across theirs to protect them from the searing heat of the explosion.
The 32-year old, seen here posing as caped crusader Robin last Halloween, died. Sister Claire, 33, had her jaw smashed and niece Hollie broke both legs and suffered other serious life-changing injuries.
But Hollie’s gran Tracy Booth said: “I would not have my granddaughter if it was not for her. I’m devastated about Kelly’s death. She was a superhero. I will be indebted to her for the rest of my life.”
Kelly’s heartbroken boyfriend Ian revealed the couple had been trying for baby, after being together three years.
Choking back tears, he said: “I knew she was the one for me. She was a beautiful, kind person who loved life.”
Kelly and Ian had recently treated his eight-year-old daughter Phoebe to a dream trip to Disneyland Paris, friends said.
Kelly’s final text message at 8pm on Monday night – less than three hours before her death – was an act of love, signing off “love you” to Ian.
“We have been overwhelmed by the messages of support. It is really heart warming,” he said. “I just wish Kelly was still here.”
Her uncle Paul Dryhurst added: “Kelly shielded Hollie and Claire from the damage. They are all just destroyed. This will change their lives for ever.”
SACRIFICE Kelly, right, in fancy dress with pal at bash
IN LOVE Ian & Kelly were trying for a baby