THE mum of a woman from Bolton who is battling a lung condition in hospital is raising money so patients can see their loved ones.

Twenty-two-year-old senior care assistant Megan Pass has asthma and started to feel ill two weeks ago, but was worried at the prospect of going to hospital due to the pandemic.

Her condition deteriorated and the former Mount St Joseph’s pupil was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital where it was found she had pneumonia.

Megan’s condition worsened and her mother, Bible Wood-Spary, a theatre nurse who lives in Scotland, received a call that Megan had developed tension pneumothorax causing her lungs to collapse and for Megan to go into cardiac arrest.

Bible said: “She put off going to the hospital for so long but she was really poorly. She’s only 22. The doctors said straight away that someone her age shouldn’t have this sort of condition, which showed how serious it was.

“Bolton Hospital were really good, they acted so fast. If they hadn’t have done Megan could have died.

“I was allowed to visit her at Bolton under special circumstances because they didn’t know if she would make it.

“When they said to me how much she’d deteriorated in the time it took me to get there I couldn’t speak. They really feared the worst.”

Megan was sent to the cardiothoracic critical care unit at Wythenshawe Hospital and placed on a life support machine.

“The ventilator worked a miracle on Megan, but there’s still a lot of recovery to go,” Bible said. “She’s doing really well.”

Bible has been speaking to Megan every day through a 30-minute video call and is now raising money for more video-calling tablets so families can keep in contact.

“Every day she’s recovering a bit more and I’m so glad I get to see it through our calls,” she said.

Jo Thomas, community fundraising officer at Wythenshawe Hospital Charity, said: “We are so grateful to the family for thinking of our patients in hospital at this time. We look forward to ensuring their amazing fundraising is used in the best possible way.”

Bible’s GoFundMe fundraiser has raised over £1,800 so far. To donate, go to the GoFundMe website or visit