A great-grandmother is being deported back to Britain where she has no family after she was declared to be too much of a burden on the Australian health system.
Mollie Manley, 93, moved to Australia 11 years ago from Somerset, England to be close to her family.
However, after a series of health ailments, her family feared the worst and gathered at her bedside to say their last goodbyes.
She survived the ordeal but now faces being sent back to England after she failed to obtain a permanent residency visa - and her family are worried she will die on the flight.
Frail great-grandmother Mollie Manley (pictured) is being deported back to Britain where she has no family after it was decided she was too much of a burden on the health system
Her grand-daughter, Lauren Oliver, brings Ms Manley's three great-grandchildren to visit her every week, and told Daily Mail Australia the family were heartbroken.
'We are so devastated. We love her so much and the thought that she could be sent back after 11 years is so heartbreaking,' she said.
'She would have no one and would die alone, here she has her only child, my mother, her son-in-law, my dad, three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.'
Ms Manley has been told she does not fit the health criteria for an aged parent visa due to her poor health.
The health criteria states an applicant must be free from disease or is free of any condition which would cost the health sector more than $40,000 in total.
Ms Manley's full-time care would cost about $145,000 for the next three years.
At 93 years old Mr Rowe said Ms Manley wouldn't survive the flight from Australia back to Britain and she has no family there to help care for her, which has also worried Mrs Oliver.
'We are desperately hoping that they can show our family and Mollie just a little bit of compassion and allow her to stay with us,' Mrs Oliver said.
Sadly Mrs Oliver said she still hasn't brought herself to tell Ms Manley she is set for deportation.
'We haven't told our children or Mollie at this stage. I don't think Mollie would be able to