The family of a woman who lay dead for TWO DAYS while her three-year-old son cried “I can’t wake mummy” have launched a campaign to raise awareness of deadly asthma. Lydia Macdonald, 28, stopped breathing in her sleep and her son Mason survived without proper food or water for two days .

Lydia’s best friend went to her home after becoming concerned that no-one had heard from her. Dehydrated Mason, whose dad died just several years before he lost his mum, was heard crying: “I can’t wake mummy.” The youngster had survived on a block of cheese he found in the fridge while his mum’s body lay just yards away.

Lydia’s mum Linda said: “I am now starting a campaign in Lydia’s name – asthma can kill, but unlike cancer and other killers, no-one knows how severe it can be. We hope by sharing Lydia’s story it can save at least one other person’s life.”