Helen was born in South Africa and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She married a South African and they moved back to Zimbabwe in 1967 where she became ill and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She and her family went through the Rhodesian civil war, and her husband died in 1977 when she moved back to Cape Town, South Africa with her children.
She is now involved in community work in Muizenberg, Cape Town and writes and paints in her spare time.
The book 'Fly With Me' is the true story of her sufferings with multiple sclerosis and the gradual healing over the years despite the traumatic experiences of war, death, family trauma, divorce, anger, depression, forgiveness and financial problems.
This true story gives the means and methods God showed an ordinary woman in the ups and downs of her life, until victory was finally obtained. This is not about a perfect person but a fallible human being making mistakes and struggling in faith against steep odds. As readers 'fly with her' they will be able to embrace the lessons God taught her and obtain victory in their own lives.