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The younger sister of Manchester terror attack victim Martyn Hett earned eleven A* grades in the GCSE exams she sat immediately after learning her brother died, it emerged today.
Martyn’s older brother Dan Hett revealed the exam success of his little sister Nik in a series of powerful Twitter messages today.
Nik took the brave decision to sit her exams despite being told the school board would accept her predicted grades.
Describing his little sister as a “hero” and revealing her top scores, Dan described the inspiring moment he saw her preparing to go to school the day after they were told her brother had died.
“They told her she didn’t need to, that they’d use her predicted grades given everything that happened. Nik said: nope! and took the lot,” he wrote in the Twitter thread.
“Under the most horrific conditions, after going through (and continuing to go through) it all, she didn’t skip a beat. It was hands-down the toughest s*** I have ever seen. Sleeves rolled up, get it done. Nothing wasted despite it all.”
Dan Hett told how he was so distraught he didn’t know what day it was when he saw the youngster putting her shoes on to go and sit her exams. “I was utterly amazed, floored,” he added.
In the thread, as schoolchildren across the country waited for their results to come in on Thursday, he explained that the girl received eleven A* grades in her exams.
“My kid sister is the toughest person I have ever met. Don’t mess with her. Be inspired!”, he continued in the post that has been shared widely online.
Her brother Martyn, 29, was one of 22 people killed when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device as crowds left an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.
The inspirational thread of tweets sent social media into meltdown as social media users shared their praise for the youngster, with many saying it reduced them to tears.
One wrote: “This is absolutely incredible. She sounds like a force of nature. Must run in the family.” And another said: “This is beautiful. I’m a teacher and her determination moved me to tears. She will go far in life, congratulations!”
Anoter Twitter user wrote: “She’s going to build rockets or fly to mars or something. Incredible. Must be very very proud.”
Mariah Carey, radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and stars from the television show Coronation Street were among hundreds of mourners who paid tribute to Martyn after his death.
At his funeral in June, his family reportedly wore glitter and colourful shoes along with their black outfits to pay tribute to the PR manager who was described by colleagues as “fun and energetic”.
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