A grandmother of seven has been left stranded on the other side of the country from her family after contracting an infection that could kill her.Ā
Rhona Lupau had booked the holiday of a lifetime with her husband Steve that would see the couple fly from their home in Perth to Sydney, where they would embark on a cruise around New Zealand.
But in a devastating twist, the 64-year-old was diagnosed with terminal cancer in her brain, breast and lungs.Ā
After aggressive treatment, she was given the all clear to travel. But during the trip Rhonda contracted bacterial meningitis, leaving her fighting for life, miles – and thousands of dollars – away from home.
Perth grandmother Rhonda Lupau (pictured) is fighting for life in Sydney after contracting bacterial meningitis while holidaying with her husband