One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has reached out to a young fan who was seriously injured in a horrific theme park accident last week (ends07May15) after she missed the band's gig in London due to her continued hospitalisation.
Leah Washington, 17, was among a group of thrill-seekers caught up in a devastating accident at the Alton Towers resort in Britain on 2 June (15) when two carriages on a rollercoaster named The Smiler collided.
Washington and her boyfriend both suffered severe injuries, and she subsequently had her left leg amputated below the knee. The youngster remains in hospital and was unable to attend a gig by her favourite band, One Direction, in London on Saturday (06Jun15), prompting her friends to launch a social media campaign urging the pop stars to visit her while she recovers.
One Direction member Tomlinson has now reached out to Washington and sent her a message via Twitter.com, writing, "Thinking about you Leah & hoping you are home in South Yorkshire soon Xx."
A message previously posted online by a friend of the youngster reads, "Been to visit a close friend Leah Washington who was involved in the Smiler crash at Alton Towers which resulted in her having her leg amputated. She is a huge fan of One Direction and had tickets to go see them at Capital's Summertime Ball however was obviously unable to attend. As any Directioner would understand this was a big deal to her and she was so upset... (Her) hospital room is full of posters of them! I know this is a long shot and they must get lots of requests but it would really make Leah's day and aid her recovery if they could visit her or contact her in any way! Thank you for all your support."