One Direction Reach Out to Injured Fan Following a Twitter Campaign
Directioners are a special breed of fans — and One Direction knows it. The group have reached out to a badly injured girl after a Twitter campaign urged them to meet her, and now it looks like it will happen in due time.
BBC reports that 17-year-old Leah Washington lost her leg in last week's horrifying roller coaster accident at the Alton Towers Resort, an amusement park in England. To add insult to seriously terrifying injury, Leah had to miss 1D's appearance at the Capital FM Summertime Ball in London because she was clearly indisposed. Her friend Sara Stuart (and Twitter's massive network of One Direction fans) didn't want Leah's setback to prevent her from seeing the group she loves, so they took matters into their own hands.
Sara said to the BBC, "knowing how upset she was that she missed seeing them on Saturday, we decided we would try and get in touch with them to see if they were prepared to visit her or send her a video message." Using the hashtag #Get1DtoLeah, fans set a campaign into motion, and they delighted in their own ability to use their fandom-powers to do good.
And lo and behold, it worked. The band's agents told the BBC that Louis, Harry, Liam and Niall had filmed a video message for the laid-up Directioner. They also said that, while they can't immediately get 1D to Leah, they will try to get Leah to 1D: "Unfortunately because of their schedule they can't visit her in hospital, but they have offered Leah tickets to a forthcoming concert of her choice when she has recovered, and will be delighted to meet her backstage then." Hooray!
Louis Tomlinson also sent his personal get-well wishes via Twitter:
Here's hoping Leah Washington has a smooth recovery, and gets to meet the boys in the near future.
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