Croydon mum who defied odds after being given weeks to live home for Christmas

Croydon Advertiser | Polly Albany-Ward

Ashley Harris Moore at home with husband Alastair and son Emerson

MUM who could not breathe by herself and was given weeks to live has made it home for Christmas, after a double lung transplant saved her life.

Ashley Harris Moore says she has already received the greatest possible gift this year – "being alive" to celebrate

Christmas with her 18-month-old son Emerson and husband Alastair Moore at their home in Auckland Road, Upper

Norwood. Two months ago Ashley, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, became so unwell her lung capacity dropped to just 16 per cent and a machine was performing her breathing for her.

But at the end of October the 33-year-old got the call from doctors that a matching pair of donor lungs had been found. Continue reading