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MetiNews.Com - 'I am nothing without my Georgina. Everything has been taken away from me, in a nanosecond'

Manchester news Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - 'I am nothing without my Georgina. Everything has been taken away from me, in a nanosecond'

Manchester news  Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news
16 September 2020 - 17:33

Breaking News ! The grief-stricken mother of 18-year-old student Georgina Callander, who died in the Manchester Arena bombing, told the public inquiry into the atrocity: "I wish it would have been me, and not her." In a highly emotive video tribute, Lesley Callander said her daughter's murder had turned her life into a 'daily, living nightmare'. She said: "I am nothing without my Georgina. "Everything has been taken away from me, in a nanosecond." Lesley described Ariana Grande 'superfan' Georgina as 'like a beautiful melody' who 'lit up the room with her famous smile'. But she said her life had 'completely fallen apart, never to be repaired' after her daughter's death. Lesley said in the video interview shown at the inquiry on Wednesday: "I find it excruciatingly hard to live without my Georgina. Georgina was studying at college (Image: PA) "I wish it would have been me, and not her. "For me, it's a daily living nightmare. "I miss our cuddles, which she gave me at least 50 of a day, and I miss our girly chats." Georgina, from Tarleton in Lancashire, was in her second year studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here The inquiry heard her favorite colour was 'bright yellow' - and friends attended the courtroom at Manchester magistrates court to hear her mother's touching tribute, with yellow in their clothing Commemorative hearings to pay tribute to all those killed in the bombing on May 22, 2017, continued on the inquiry's sixth day today. Georgina's parents, Lesley and Simon, at her funeral (Image: Daily Mirror) Pen portraits from the families and friends of the deceased, and moving personal evidence about them, will be heard and shown to the inquiry. The terror attack claimed 22 lives and left many more injured. Lesley, who the inquiry heard cannot now bear to return to Manchester, arrived at the Arena after the blast and found Georgina. She recalled holding her daughter - and the moment she knew she had died. "I must be living in a nightmare I thought, as I looked down at Georgina clutched in my arms," she said. "I was staring in a trance-light state at her beautiful, pure, soft-white skin." Georgina was described as 'an exceptional girl' (Image: PA) "She was the one in many millions to me." Lesley spoke of being on a 'nightmare roller coaster' over the last three years. She said she was 'blessed' to have a daughter, Georgina, as well as two sons, and said they 'bonded immediately' after her birth. "I never stopped staring and smiling at my bundle of joy," she said in the video. Lesley spoke of the fun times the family had together - picnics, flying kites and football on the beach. She went on to attack the 'senseless, pointless murder of my beautiful, innocent, daughter Georgina'. "I am, and will always be, a severely distraught mother, overwhelmed with immense grief with a broken heart in pieces and my family now broken," she said. Pictured with Ariana Grande (Image: Internet Unknown) "Quite simply I adored her. She was my whole world. "She was an exceptional girl. She was everybody's inspiration. "She was like a beautiful melody and lit up the room with her famous smile. "There's no light to break up my darkness. "She was an extremely caring person with a very loving soul. Read More Related Articles ‘He doesn’t know how much a care worker earns’ - worlds collide as Angela Rayner takes on Boris Johnson Read More Related Articles Call for powers to impose 'targeted' curfews at non-Covid compliant venues "I can almost see her in my dreams, but there's a voice inside my head saying 'you will never reach her'. "I feel there is always another mountain...I cannot get past it." Georgina, said Lesley, loved Disney films and Beauty and the Beast. She said her daughter was 'always smiling' and 'loved life'. They were 'joined at the hip' and 'always together'.

. "We would still be talking at break times and lunch times." Lesley said Georgina's ambition was to look after premature babies as a paediatrician, and she had earned a place to study at Edge Hill University. "But she was so senselessly murdered by a brain-washed ISIS fanatic - she will never achieve this," Lesley said in the video. "The country has lost a wonderful NHS-caring person who would have contributed so much. Georgina's funeral service (Image: Daily Mirror) "In that respect, it does not bear thinking about." Lesley said Georgina loved musicals and plays, and they would tour London on open-top buses. "We would always get a pizza to take back to the hotel," she said. "She was in her element and I loved watching her laughing and smiling, now I experience day and night - loneliness and despair. "My life is a living nightmare. My nights are long and frightening, my days are even worse. "I wake up thinking of Georgina. My nights are night terrors. That just about sums it all up. "We were absolutely inseparable. "That night has done nothing but to destroy every single living cell in my body - my senses, my feelings and the rest of my life in each and every possible way. "I am numb. I am weak. Sometimes I cannot speak properly. "I cannot and will not accept that I will never see her again. Read More Related Articles Beloved matriarch elephant sadly dies at Chester Zoo Read More Related Articles Police and firefighters to be used as contact tracers in bid to dodge Greater Manchester lockdown "Sometimes I think she is with me...sometimes all I do is cry. I miss her so much. "My only girl. We had so many laughs, so much fun, being in each other's company. "Everyday was fun with my Georgina. "I still feel so much pain. My grief has paralysed me. "I love you so much more than I did before. If I just had one wish, it would be for you to be by my side. "All I am is the shadow of a broken mum. I still shed tears everyday, although you are still here somehow. "My heart will not let you go." "I hope she will be as happy wherever she is as she made me." Suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a rucksack bomb in the City Room area of the Arena after the concert. Hashem Abedi, his brother, is currently serving a 55-year minimum sentence after being convicted over the atrocity.  The public inquiry - set to run until next spring - is examining all aspects of the bombing.

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Manchester news Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news


Manchester news Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news


Manchester news Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news


Manchester news Mum's emotional tribute to Georgina Callander, 18, at Arena bombing inquiry Manchester united news

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