PHOTOS: Remembering Olivia Campbell, Manchester Bombing Victim

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Olivia Campbell.(Facebook)

Olivia Campbell was beautiful. Innocent. Loved to sing. Was so excited to see Ariana Grande that she bought new clothes. She filled her Facebook page with whimsical photos with flowers on her head and videos of Disney characters.

In short, Olivia Campbell was a pretty typical teen – albeit an exceptional one in her own way. Then came May 22, 2017, when a terrorist cut short her young life, and left a world and family to mourn the senselessness and loss.

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Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

These are photos to remember her life, not her death.

Olivia Campbell on her Facebook page. .

Olivia’s distraught mother, Charlotte Campbell, confirmed that Olivia was among the 22 dead in a Facebook post on March 23. The mother’s heartbreaking post came after a day of frantic searching and pleas on American and British television.

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Charlotte Campbell’s post announcing her daughter’s death. (Facebook)

She told CNN, “It’s the most horrible feeling ever. To know that your daughter’s there, and you can’t find her, and you don’t know if she’s dead or alive. I don’t know how people can do this to innocent children.”

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Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

The nightmare for Charlotte had started when Olivia’s father called and informed her there had been a bombing. It worsened as the hours ticked by with no sign of her daughter and a dead cell phone battery that allowed no pick up. It worsened as the pleas on CNN and Good Morning Britain went unanswered.

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Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

Olivia wasn’t coming home. That eventually, horrifically, became clear. The young teen, who liked to sing to herself and who went to the Grande concert with her best friend, was among the victims slain by the 22-year-old son of Libyan immigrants, a man born and raised nearby in Manchester by the name of Salman Abedi.

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Olivia Campbell with a friend. (Facebook)

On Facebook, Olivia was a prolific poster of photos of herself, as most teens are these days. They captured a vibrant, and usually smiling, and beautiful young woman with so much life to live.

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Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

At least 59 people were wounded in the attack, and ISIS claimed responsibility for it.

Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

Charlotte Campbell’s televised pleas had drawn the watch of many strangers, who took to social media to follow, minute-by-minute at times, the search for the teen. Olivia Campbell wasn’t someone they knew, but she was someone they wanted to be OK. Twitter filled with people praying for Olivia and her family. People said they couldn’t sleep. They said they refreshed their computer screens every minute. They wanted to know if she was found.

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Olivia Campbell. (Facebook)

And then came the awful news.

There are no words.

Olivia. (Facebook)

Olivia was only 15.

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Olivia Campbell was reported missing after the Manchester explosion. (Twitter)

If you want to contribute to help the families of the victims, the Manchester Evening News is raising money through a crowdfunding campaign. You can find the site here.

14 Comments

14 Comments

Anonymous

Gosh, she was a pretty girl. Senseless and terrible.

Karen T

Your Democrats want to allow terrorist in your country, don’t let them! You must fight . Don’t allow the greed of a few, for the lives of many. It’s just not worth it

futuretimeline

I’m from the UK and don’t know any liberals who “want to allow terrorist in our country.” What an incredibly crass statement.

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Please!… no emails!… or PARTIES!

Karen T

You’re not from the UK, you sound more like the religion that wants to keep us in our homes.How dare you attack me, (crass statement incredibly) you sound more like a operative then just someone reading a story !!!!
I feel sorry for people like you, pretending something that you’re not, Muslims claim the same thing! We are peaceful! We are loving; but if you do not bow to us we will kill you! Oh yes
(futuretimeline) yes ,if you are from the UK you would understand. They have destroyed our country they’re killing innocent people; and (you) call my comment a crass statement . Wow!

futuretimeline

Karen, you appear to be suffering from psychological issues, or some kind of stress. Have you thought about medication to help you calm down?

I’m not from the UK? Okay, well I’m sat here in my flat in Streatham, having just got back from working in the City’s financial district. This place looks like London to me, which is, er… in the UK. I was born in a place called High Wycombe, which is also in the UK. I spent the majority of my childhood and teenage years in Cambridgeshire, which is also in the UK. What else would you like to know about me?

The country has been “destroyed”? Well, that’s news to me.

Karen T

Now I’m suffering from mental issues ?That sounds about right coming from a Muslim. And it wouldn’t be destroyed if you were a Muslim, would it ? After all you’re the invading Force ….
I suppose the Thousand rapes in 2016 by the Muslims was just an accident ?
I have no more time for your lies !
Go fool someone else .

futuretimeline

lol, Karen… I am laughing out loud at your posts. I’m not Muslim, in fact I’m atheist. Goodbye, and good luck with your anger management therapy :)

Karen gets frosted by Frowwstee

Hey Karen stick to having babies and doing laundry. You have to be better at that. You just have to be. Shaking my head.

Anonymous

futuretimeline, please understand that there is a pack mentality in this country following the election of their bozo leader, Trump. These people live in caves and hook computers up to rocks. They have rocks for a brain and a soul. Pay them no mind. The rest of us feel your pain and wish you well. Karen, please continue to just scratch and sniff, scratch and sniff, scratch and sniff….

You've just been Frawsted by Frosstee

I’ve been to Manchester
She’s better off dead
Nice piece of butt though
I would do her cadaver all right
Makes me hard just looking at her

Stuart

She didn’t deserve to die like that show respect.