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'Getting stronger every day': Westminster attack survivor shares photo of recovery

Melissa Cochran’s husband Kurt was killed in the incident.

Image: Go Fund Me

THE FAMILY OF a survivor of the Westminster terror attack, who lost her husband in the incident, have shared a photograph showing her recovery.

Melissa Cochran and her husband Kurt were caught up in the incident last week, when Khalid Masood hit a number of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before going on to fatally stab a police officer.

Kurt was killed after they were hit by the car on the busy bridge. Three people died and dozens were injured during the terror attack.

An update on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Melissa’s treatment and recovery said that she is “getting stronger every day”.

Melissa needs funds to help cover her regular monthly expenses and loss of income.  This fund is administered by her brother who is the family spokesman in this tragedy.  He will deliver the funds to her.

19111622_1490247678.5917_funddescription Source: Go Fund Me

The couple had built a recording studio together in Utah and had been visiting Melissa’s parents, who are Mormon missionaries, in London.

So far, the GoFundMe page has raised $77,613, with nearly 2,000 people donating the money in eight days.

Police have named Khalid Masood (51) as the man behind the attack, but say that they may never understand why he did what he did.

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His car mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge before driving along the road and footpath and crashing into the fence of the Houses of Parliament.

Masood then left the vehicle and stabbed an unarmed policeman, Keith Palmer, who died. Masood was then shot by police.

A number of people have been arrested in the wake of the attack.

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