Helen Rhodes, a mother, died in her sleep after the start of a flight from Hong Kong to the UK on Friday August 5.
Her husband and two children were forced to stand in front of her lifeless body for more than eight hours while waiting for the plane to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt, Germany.
, Helen Rhodes slept in her seat
“for the remaining eight hours of the flight, gasping for air.
Although it was extremely traumatic for the family, they all had time to tell him what they needed to tell him
The family were returning to the UK after more than fifteen years living abroad.
When the plane landed in Germany, "
Helen's body remained in Frankfurt
", while her husband Simon and two children, Nathan and Emma, flew to the UK, reports the British newspaper.
Their return was the first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Her friend Jayne Jeje has created an open kitty to help the family "
to pay the funeral and repatriation costs of his remains
Donations so far amount to nearly 25,000 euros.
It is in a text that accompanies the kitty that Jayne Jeje speaks and presents Helen Rhodes, who was a midwife, as always "
available to help others
She was smart, witty and generous with her time.
We can only hope she knew how much she meant to us
,” she says.