Mother who lost four children in arson attack is fighting for her life

Mother who lost four children in

Mother who lost four children in arson attack is fighting for her life

Mother who lost four children in arson attack is fighting for her life in hospital 18 months on after her condition worsens

  • Michelle Pearson's family had hopes for recovery after she came out of a coma 
  • The 37-year-old mother-of-five suffered unimaginable loss in December 2017 
  • She lost Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three in the Salford fire

A mother who lost four of her children in an arson attack is 'in a critical condition' 18 months after the blaze, her family have revealed. 

Michelle Pearson's family had hopes for her recovery after she came out of a coma last year but her mother has taken to Facebook to say that her health has deteriorated in the last ten weeks. 

The 37-year-old mother-of-five suffered unimaginable loss in December 2017 when her home was petrol bombed by Zak Bolland and David Worrall at 5 am after a petty argument involving Ms Pearson's eldest son, the Manchester Evening News reported. 

Michelle Pearson is seen in her message to a vigil
Mrs Pearson in an undated photo

Michelle Pearson (seen on the left in a message to a vigil; and right, in an undated family photo) was put into an induced coma after the attack on December 11 2017, which killed Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, and his sisters, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three

She lost Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, in the fire in Walkden, Salford. Her son Kyle, now 17, and his friend, Bobby Harris survived after climbing out of a bedroom window. 

Now, her mother Sandra Lever, has revealed the latest crushing news in an emotional message shared last night. 

She wrote: 'We have been reluctant to share Michelle's journey over the past few months as we have been focusing on getting her better.

Sandra Lever has revealed the latest crushing news in an emotional message shared on Facebook last night

Sandra Lever has revealed the latest crushing news in an emotional message shared on Facebook last night

Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, (pictured together in an undated photo) died after the fire in Walkden

Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, (pictured together in an undated photo) died after the fire in Walkden

'Also trying to keep away from the public eye to allow Michelle and the family to grieve.

'However, what people didn't know is that in fact this has been the most challenging time for Michelle and the family.

'Michelle's health has deteriorated in the past 10 weeks, Michelle is still in critical health and still remains in hospital until further notice.' 

Demi, 15
Lia Pearson, three, who died in hospital after the house fire in Walkden

Demi (left), who was 15 when she died, and her younger sister Lia, three, are pictured here

The crushing news comes as an accomplice to the arsonists, Courtney Brierley, 21, has lodged appeals against both her sentence and conviction. 

She was jailed for four counts of manslaughter while Bolland and his partner-in-crime Worrall, were sentenced to a minimum of 37 and 40 years for murder. 

Her sentence totalled 21 years with the option of a parole application half way through.  

Sandra Lever has revealed the latest crushing news in an emotional message shared last night

Sandra Lever has revealed the latest crushing news in an emotional message shared last night

Forensic officers at the scene of the house fire on Jackson Street in Worsley, near Walkden in Greater Manchester

Forensic officers at the scene of the house fire on Jackson Street in Worsley, near Walkden in Greater Manchester

The crushing news comes as an accomplice to the arsonists, Courtney Brierley, 21, has lodged appeals against both her sentence and conviction

The crushing news comes as an accomplice to the arsonists, Courtney Brierley, 21, has lodged appeals against both her sentence and conviction

Ms Pearson was protected from news coverage when she came out of her coma last year in a bid to aid her recovery. 

She was even forced to miss her children's funerals, held last September. 

There were plans by the family to place her in a rehab facility this year and suggestions that she could be home for Christmas.  

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