Two 'devoted' mothers asleep on a flight from Hong Kong to the UK died in between. Before children and her husband.
Hours after the flight on Aug. 5, Helen, 46, said her rose "was found unresponsive" and could not be resuscitated, she said. 's friend Jayne and her Jeje are on the GoFundMepage.
Rhodes and her family had lived in Hong Kong for 15 years, but she was about to return to the UK to start a "new chapter," Jeje wrote. Pandemic.
“For the remaining eight hours of the flight, Helen lay breathless in her seat.
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A family friend later toldMail Online that Rhodes may have died of a sudden heart attack:
"It's a terrible tragedy. She died on an arriving plane. She kind of collapsed. They think she had a heart attack. Her mother came up this morning and told me about it, she was in tears and my wife was in tears.
``I don't understand at all. and worked in the medical profession," said longtime neighbor John Moore.
Another neighbor described Rhodes as a "nice guy", having had a "fantastic life" and that she "speaks very positively about her profession."
"Her children had a lot of fun there. They were fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. They were a really happy couple and were always very positive.
When the plane landed in Frankfurt, Germany, Helen's body was left untouched, her husband Simon, and two young men. Young children Nathan and Emma left for England
According to Jeje, the fundraiser helped cover funeral costs and support a devoted mother and widowed family. Said it would be helpful.
"This loss is unimaginable. Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She was the glue that held the family together," she wrote. } Rhodes "was the heartbeat of her community in Tung Chung," she added. She was an early member of a close-knit and diverse group called the Tung Chung Mums, where more than 200 women turned to her first when they had a medical-related question.
"Helen always made herself available to help others. She was smart, resourceful, and generous with her time."
Helen Jeje also noted that she worked as a midwife and had a business selling custom jewelry and bows.
"I worked with Helen for several years and she was a wonderful midwife, very knowledgeable and well liked by her patients," said one wrote in her fundraiser.
Her Andrew Spiers, a resident of Tung Chung, praised Rhodes on Facebook, saying that even though he only met her "at the school gate," she was "the most caring and A generous and thoughtful person,” he writes.
"Without you, Tung Chung and the school drop-off would not be the same. May her family continue to live happily ever after.
"Live life to the fullest, Hug your loved ones.”
1 user commented. If anyone needed help, Helen was always at the front of the line. "
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