This is Lancashire
Two years ago Ellen gave her seriously ill daughter, Sarah, the ultimate gift by donating one of her kidneys.
Now, Sarah has given her mum the greatest gift of all — her first grandchild.
The 29-year-old, from Farnworth, said: “If it wasn’t for my mum, I wouldn’t be here and neither would Tianna-May.”
For Ellen, aged 54, the opportunity to save her daughter’s life was a simple one to make.
She said: “You don’t have to think about it. You would do anything to save your own child — she is my little girl.”
Sarah was diagnosed with kidney problems at the age of 22. But at the beginning of 2009 she was given the devastating news that her kidneys were failing and she would need a transplant.
Ellen and her son, Ian, aged 31, were discovered to be a good match.