Helen Rhodes, after 15 years in Hong Kong, decided to start a “new chapter” in Great Britain with her husband and two children. During the flight, the girl died in her sleep. The cause of death is yet to be made public. “This loss is unimaginable. Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She was the bond of the family,” wrote a friend of the deceased, who raised funds for the funeral and to support her relatives.
Rhodes was unresponsive hours after the long flight began. “Despite all efforts, she failed to revive,” said her friend Jayne Jeje. “All of this happened in front of her children. For the rest of the eight hours of the flight, Helen lay as if asleep in a chair. Although it was a traumatic experience for the family, they all had time to tell her what they wanted. Needless to say, they were devastated,” she wrote.
After the plane lands Germany Rhodes’ body remained in Frankfurt, and her husband and two children flew to Britain. Jayne Jeje has started a fundraiser via GoFundMe to raise funds for the funeral and support for the Helen Rhodes family. In a statement, he said the return would mark the start of a “new chapter” in his friend’s life: “She was excited and nervous about the move, but she couldn’t wait to get her family home.”
Donations are pouring in from all over the world
On the GoFundMe portal, Jayne Jeje plans to collect 20,000. pounds. But within three days, 27 thousand zlotys were credited to the collection account. pounds. People around the world are moved by the family’s drama. Many people know about Helen Rhodes. “Helen is always first if anyone needs help,” one donor wrote.
As noted by the fundraiser, Rhodes, who worked as a midwife and ran her own business, “loved to talk and made friends easily. She was the life and soul of her community in Tung Chung, Hong Kong. She couldn’t walk a few meters without tripping over someone she knew. By name” – she recalled.
A spokesman for the British Foreign Office said: “We are supporting the British family who died on the flight to Frankfurt and are in contact with the local authorities.”
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