The Grenfell Tower fire of June 14th, 2017 will be remembered in infamy as a tragic day when unlikely heroes rose to help those who couldn’t save themselves.
As the flames began marching toward their flat, 22-year-old Farhad Neda carried his ailing mother down 24 flights of stairs on his back. His mother, 55-year-old Shakila Neda, has a muscular disorder that leaves her constantly weakened and all but totally disabled… Farhad knew it was up to him to save her.
Fahim Muzhary, 62, whose son is a friend of Farhad, told The Sun, “Farhad needed to get her out quickly. He took her arms, put them around his neck and carried her over his back down all 24 floors.”
“He sprinted with her down the stairs the whole way. I just don’t know how he did it. He must have summoned the strength somehow in the moment. With all the smoke and the flames, it really is unbelievable.”
Farhad’s father, Saber, was separated from Fahrad and his mother as they sprinted through the stairwell to safety. He is still listed among the missing. His family and friends hope and pray that he is alive and continue to hold hope that he will resurface.
Farhad is being treated at Chelsea and Westminster hospital and Shakila at Kings College Hospital. Both mother and son are in intensive care after their near fatal escape.
In the aftermath of a tragedy like the Grenfell tower fire, words cannot console those with loved ones still missing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. We stand together.