Young Christchurch terror attack survivor suffering brain damage, father reveals

The father of a young girl injured in the Christchurch shooting has revealed she has suffered brain damage.

On March 15, 50 people were killed and many others injured during shootings at two Christchurch mosques. Thirteen people remain in hospital.

On Thursday, Wasseim Alsati - the father of the young girl, who went into coma after the attacks - revealed she has suffered brain damage.

Wasseim was also injured in the attacks, and from his Auckland City Hospital bed created a Facebook video to provide an update on the pair.

"My daughter woke up five days ago and she's had a lot of surgeries... seven to eight surgeries," he said.

"She has brain damage at the moment and the doctor has told us they need four to six months to know how bad the damage is."

A tearful Wasseim said the girl, who has been in Starship Hospital since the attack, couldn't see - but they were hoping she would recover.

"Keep praying for us, we need them, and thank you for being beside us... we cannot wait 'til we all feel better. It is going to be a long time for me to walk, but eventually I will walk."

He thanked all the doctors at the hospital as well as others who had supported the pair, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The 11 other surviving victims remain in Christchurch. Seven are at Christchurch Hospital, with one in intensive care, while the four others are at Burwood Hospital.

A Givealittle page has been set up for the daughter and father, and has raised nearly $800 as of Friday morning.

"She has begun to say the odd word and recognises her mother's voice," it reads.

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