A grandmother who recently underwent a lung transplant is thrilled to have raised almost £700 for the hospital which she says has given her her life back.
Pam Mohr (60) took part in a sponsored walk at Ferry Meadows to fundraise for Papworth Hospital, where she underwent a life-saving transplant earlier this year.
Speaking after the three-mile event, Pam, of Little Sutton, was thrilled at how easy she found the distance, which she completed accompanied by her parents.
She said: “It was a lovely day, there were a lot of other people taking part, and we just walked and chatted.
“Looking back to last year, I never envisaged I would complete it so easily – it really was a walk in the park. I did one-and-a-half miles with oxygen last year, and when I got to the first marker at three-quarters of a mile I’d already had enough, and I had that distance to do again but this time, it was really amazing.”
Pam, formerly the deputy headteacher at Wisbech’s Clarkson Nursery and Infant School, first began feeling unwell in 2008 when she developed nasal problems and a cough she couldn’t shake off.
Her health continued to deteriorate and in 2011, and after suffering a collapsed lung, she was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease.
She added: “I just want to thank all my amazing family and friends, and everyone at the Breath Easy support group I attend in King’s Lynn for all their support.
“I’ve had lots of people get in touch and there have been some lovely messages; it’s all been quite touching.
“I’m so pleased to be able to raise this money for Papworth – the operation has given me my life back, and this my way of saying thank you to them.”