Barra bomb victim Laura is now ‘stable’ in Glasgow
THE first condition update on Manchester bomb victim Laura MacIntyre, from Barra, has been made by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The short statement confirming Laura’s condition as ‘stable’ was made to The Oban Times on Friday.
The teenager was transferred to a Glasgow hospital a month ago to continue her recovery from serious blast injuries.
Previously the 15-year- old was said to be making ‘good progress’ having suffered serious hand and leg injuries in the blast.
Laura was at the Ariana Grande concert with friend Eilidh MacLeod. Eilidh was one of eight people killed in the attack at the Manchester Arena.
Michael and Nan MacIntyre had previously thanked the people of Manchester for their help, particularly a man who stayed with Laura in the aftermath of the bombing.
In early July, Laura’s parents issued a statement that said: ‘ We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Manchester and in particular all those who have done so much to help Laura and our family.
‘The kindness and care started from the first moments after the bombing when a young travel safe officer held Laura’s hand and comforted her for an hour while she waited for treatment.
‘ We believe he helped save Laura’s life that night and he will always be a hero to our family.
‘Since then, he has been to visit Laura in hospital and it was a privilege to meet him and thank him in person.
‘Loganair Glasgow and Do- lina at the airport in Barra have also been fantastic, helping fly family members to and from Manchester.
‘We’d also like to thank Ronald McDonald House for providing accommodation during our time in the city.
‘ Finally, we’d like to thank Michael’s employers, Marine Harvest, for their patience and help.
‘All these people and organisations have made a big difference during a very traumatic time and we will always be grateful.
‘Laura continues to make good progress in her recovery but it will be a long process. Her hand and leg injuries are significant but we are glad that she has been able to move to Glasgow.
‘She is now one step closer to eventually returning home to Barra, from where we have received enormous love and support.’
Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod were victims of the bombing.