Chrissy Turner's Story

Fun-loving Hattersley grandmother Chrissy Turner was full of energy and life before damage to her chest and lungs caused by her smoking felled her, literally.

Over a period of a few months Chrissy had noticed her health deteriorating slowly, with chest infections that she found hard to recover from. Then one day when feeding her horse Spirit all her energy drained away very suddenly, and she was left laying on a blanket unable to move.

Chrissy tells her story, what it's like to live with COPD day-to-day, and how giving up smoking has hopefully given her a good few more years to see her family grow.