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Father on Malaysia Airlines Flight Leaves Parting Gifts Behind

Paul Weeks boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with a hopeful heart—he was headed to his dream job. He knew the risks: It was in far-off Mongolia. Therefore, he chose to leave his wedding ring and watch behind with his wife with one caveat:

If something were to happen to him, she should give them to their children (a 3-year-old and an 11-month-old boy) when they get married.

With news constantly streaming in about theories, the search and the odd disappearance of the flight, Weeks's wife, Danica, still has faith, saying, "I can't give up hope." Her whole family is behind her, too. Her sister, Sara says, “I think we're hoping that it landed somewhere nicely and he's sitting having a coffee.”

The couple and their two children live in Perth, Australia. They moved there from Christchurch, New Zealand, after an earthquake leveled their home.

Weeks was on his way to the capital of Mongolia, where he would start his job at Transwest Mongolia. He was due to return home to visit his family in a month.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of those on the missing Beijing-bound flight.

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