A BRAVE woman who saved her best friend's life is now in line for a 'hero of the year' award.

The Telegraph recently reported how Kerri Lynn of Port Glasgow jumped into action when mum-of-one Chloe Malone suddenly keeled over during her 21st birthday celebrations.

It happened on the same week Kerri's family and friends marked the second anniversary of her ten-year-old brother's death.

Now St Andrew's First Aid, who work closely with the campaigning Orr family, have nominated the 22-year-old for a national award.

Following the tragic death of Jayden, Kerri, along with her mum Kathleen, set up a charity to raise money to put defibrillators into public places and raise awareness of life-savings skills training.

Kerri's mum Kathleen, who founded Jayden's Rainbow, said: "I'm so proud of Kerri.

"She really deserves so much recognition for what she did.

"I don't know what I would do without Kerri - she has been by my side every step of the way and we wouldn't have the charity without her.

"She comes to everything with me."

Since launching their Show Some Heart campaign and fighting for a lasting legacy for Jayden, Kerri and her family have been praised at the Scottish Parliament.

They have raised thousands of pounds to increase access to defibrillators in Inverclyde.

St Andrew's First Aid stepped into offer the charity 30 life-saving devices and now they are nominating Kerri for an award.

They say she has been shortlisted for her quick-thinking and calm actions at her friend's birthday party.

Quick-thinking Kerri jumped into action to carry out CPR when her friend Chloe collapsed late at night.

She said: "I didn't even think about it.

"It's hard to carry out CPR on your best friend.

"I kept thinking 'I don't want to lose my best friend'.

"But we did what we needed to do."

Chloe, of Iona Road, added: "Kerri has been my best friend for years.

"She saved my life.

"I don't know what to say to Kerri, I love her."