A Tayside mum who was warned she might never walk again following emergency brain surgery hours after the birth of her daughter is in training for a 2k personal marathon.

Ashlie Lamb was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 39 weeks pregnant and had her daughter by Caesarean section the same day.

Six days later, the 28-year-old was back in the operating theatre for surgery to remove the tumour, a procedure that left her on life support for weeks.

Her family feared she might be wheelchair-bound but Ashlie has defied all the odds and on November 10 she will attempt a 400-metre sponsored walk to say thank you to the athletics club that helped her get back on her feet.

Husband Daniel Lamb said his wife was an “inspiration”. “She is a very positive person and that is one of the things that has carried her through,” he said.

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