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Hi, everyone!
I read a book called Theft by Finding, and I don't understand a phrase in it(P343):

Helen told me about it and said, "My mother died when she was forty-six! I remember asking her, 'Hey, Ma, what are you going to give me for my birthday?' She said, 'I'll give you something you'll never forget.' And she did. She died."
That Helen. Everyone has to be about her.

I looked up this phrase, and it only has the meaning of 'have to' and 'has to', so what's the meaning of 'has to be' here? I mean, in this context, especially in the last sentence.

Thanks in advance!:)
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