A Young Mom’s Deadly Condition
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ~Dr. Seuss
Young, happy, fun, imaginative, passionate and charming. That’s how the Alford family describes their daughter and sister Ashley Young Melton. Ashley was suddenly taken away from her family and friends just one week after giving birth to her second baby, Adeline. Leaving behind her young husband Chris and her 2-year-old son Liam, Ashley was only 27 years old at the time, and by all accounts, healthy. Her family was shocked to learn she died from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM). They were even more stunned to read the statistics and find out PPCM does not have to end in death. If Ashley and her family knew the signs of PPCM, she could be here today warning others.