KATIE Price’s dying mother’s lung transplant was imminent as Just Stop Oil activists blocked a motorway, the ex-glamor model revealed.
An ambulance rushing 71-year-old Amy to hospital where an organ donor was waiting for her was held up by protests on the M25.
But his savvy crew used the hard shoulder to dodge the environmental enthusiasts and take the critically ill Amy to surgeons at Harefield in Uxbridge, west London, while the lungs were still viable.
Amy, who suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – a chronic disease – spent three months in the hospital last November recovering from her ordeal.
Katie, 45, said: “Mum had two weeks to live then.
“She found a donor. She waited five years for a lung.
“It was the day all the oil protesters were on the M25 and you have three hours to get to the hospital or you can’t get the donor [organ].
“So they had to call an ambulance. When they were on the freeway, they didn’t realize it.”
Katie added on the Private Parts podcast, hosted by Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing: “They had to drive up the hard shoulder and get an ambulance to get through because if you’re not there you lose your nerve.” [the lung].”
Amy, meanwhile, nominated the medics who saved her life for the Sun Who Cares Wins award.
She said, “The doctors and surgeons who performed my transplant are amazing, but it’s the friendly faces you see at every appointment that mean the world.”
Katie couldn’t be here 24/7 so everyone was less worried about me knowing I had family here.”
Just Stop Oil has been contacted for comment.