Paul and Danica Weeks
The wife of missing New Zealander Paul Weeks is
supporting a crowd-funding campaign to reward whistleblower
information with $3.22 million cash.
Danica Weeks said families of the 238 people from missing
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will try anything to uncover
vital information they believe is being withheld by
Tomorrow, the international fundraiser "Reward MH370: The
Search for the Truth" will launch on website Indiegogo.
In addition to the $3.22m reward, the group aims to raise
$2.35m for a private investigation into the plane's
"We are desperate, we really are," Danica Weeks told the
Herald on Sunday yesterday.
"There are things they are refusing to tell us, we want them
to be transparent and we will try any avenue possible to get
the answers. Someone knows something."
Weeks said she had emailed questions to Malaysia Airlines but
had been given the runaround.
"We have been cut off at the gate so many times we are
getting frustrated -- that is why we have started this," she
"Every time I ring now, I feel like we have become an
Weeks said she had quit her job because she wanted to focus
on finding her husband.
"I can't focus at work, this is on my mind 24/7 -- it is not
getting any easier at all. We are not getting any feedback
from Malaysia. I have had nothing back, they just palm you
Weeks also wanted to spend more time with her sons, Jack, 1,
and Lincoln, 3, who were desperately missing their dad.
"I need to spend time with my boys and make life a bit
happier than it has been," she said.
"There are milestones for Jack all the time and Lincoln is
missing Paul, he struggles and is overwhelmed by what is
Friends, family and Paul Week's former and current employers
had helped financially.
"That help has given me a few months but I have to face that
I am now the one responsible for the mortgage and putting
food on the table."
Weeks said she tried to remain positive for her children but
was exhausted from a life now spent in limbo.
"I am tormented by this and it is hard to put this aside in
front of your children. I ask why can't we go back, why is
this happening, I wouldn't wish this on anybody.
"But I will not give up on finding Paul. I need to do what I
can to find my soul mate and best friend."
* To donate to 'Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth' visit
* To donate to the Weeks' family, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kirsty Wynn of the Herald on Sunday