Monday, 27 May 2019
BREAKING NEWS

Grandmother left fighting for life thousands of kilometres from home after insurance debacle – Daily Mail


Grandmother of seven who contracted disease on holiday is left stranded 4,000km from home after insurance company refuses to fly her home

  • Perth grandma fighting for life in Sydney after insurance refused to fly her home 
  • Rhonda Lupau, 64, was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year 
  • She underwent aggressive treatment so she could holiday with her husband
  • During the couple’s cruise, Rhonda contracted bacterial meningitis 
  • She was rushed to hospital in Sydney, but is not covered to be airlifted home
  • Her family are desperately fundraising for $65,000 needed to pay for the flight 

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. 

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. 

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

Perth grandmother Rhonda Lupau (pictured) is fighting for life in Sydney after contracting bacterial meningitis while holidaying with her husband

Rhonda (centre) was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year, but had been cleared to travel by her doctors