Mum marks transplant milestone

Natalie Kerr
Natalie Kerr

Miracle double-lung transplant mum Natalie Kerr is spending today on the beach - to mark two years since her life-saving transplant.

The 32-year-old from Adlington had a successful transplant after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.

Now two years on, Natalie is celebrating being here to see her two children grow up and live her life to the full.

Natalie has made it her goal to raise awareness of the transplant register and get more people to sign up.

To mark the special milestone she has spent the past few days in Lanzarote with her children Brandon, 11, and Isabelle, six, and other family members.

She said: “It’s a really big day. It is two years since I got my new lungs, two extra years of living, two precious years with the kids.

“I have had a great year, I spent lots of time with the kids and doing lots of organ donation promotion.”

Natalie recalls just how poorly she was the days before her transplant. “I was dying this time two years ago, I was in bed, people were coming to see me. I was so poorly.

“I kept wishing for the phone to ring.”

She added: “We have to remember my donor and what the family have done by donating her lungs to keep me here.”