Photos: Nigerian Girl Who Survived Car Crash That Killed Entire Family Set To Bag PhD At Age 27
October 20, 2017 – Photos: Nigerian Girl Who Survived Car Accident That Killed Her Entire Family Set To Bag PhD At Age 27
By Esther Ijewere
27-year-old Chigoziem Emereuwa lost her entire family to a car crash that claimed all her siblings and both parents on the 17th of August 2001, but she is now prepped to graduate with a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Pretoria, S. Africa .
In an interview with Flourish Africa, she recounted how the tragic incident occurred. According to her, : “I only remember being in the back seat, playing a travel game with my sister and then waking up in hospital. .
I don’t recall any form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as my paternal family made sure I wasn’t alone, I didn’t even get a chance to mourn properly. It seemed like the loss hit my aunts more than it did me so I had to be strong.
However, my grades did go down and my mom was no longer there to push me. I felt no urge to work hard since I had learnt that you could lose everything in a second so, why bother?” .
As she gets older, Chigo has found support in good friends, cousins that have become siblings and a constant reassurance that no matter what happens, everything works out in the end. .
“Every time I wake up, I remind myself that I am my parent’s legacy so I try to stay focused on my end game which is to be better than I was yesterday,” she added.
October 20, 2017 at 2:35 AM
Oh congrats my darling.
October 20, 2017 at 2:37 AM
Your story is just rare and so touching. All the same congrats my darling.
October 20, 2017 at 5:32 AM
Is a thing of strong. When she swallow seven fufu every morning, why she no go strong. She having mind. Some pipuls are kolo when they are espirins this kind of thing. But you are coming with a news. You are road model to pipuls. Many pipuls are be your fans today. But I am not follow to be your fan o. Wetin are you sabi wey I am not sabi? I am wise pass away you. You think say na to swallow loi loi everyday? Na you sopos to be my fan sef. Nonsens.
October 20, 2017 at 9:24 AM
SEEMS LIKE U RETURNED FROM LONG VAC..CRACKING OF RIBS WILL SOON RESUME BUT LETS CONGRATULATE THE YOUNG LADY FOR HER RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF SUCCESS.GOVT OF HER STATE OF ORIGIN SHOULD OFFER HER A GOOD JOB WHEN SHE RETURNS HOME.ITS NOT EASY PASSING THROUGH SUCH EMOTIONAL TRAUMA OF LOSING A WHOLE FAMILY AND REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER YOUNG LADY THAT SURVIVED THE SOSOLISO AIR CRASH WHO IS MAKING WAVES IN AMERICA IN A SINGING COMPETITION.MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GUIDE YOU.
October 20, 2017 at 8:54 AM
Congrats dear, God’s purpose in your life must come to pass. Keep remaining focused.
October 20, 2017 at 4:36 PM
Thank God you came from a loving family. Some families would have taken advantage of your situation and turned you to a house girl and making your whole life to stop. As much as I celebrate your resolve to succeed, I want to thank you dad’s people that took care of you as their own. Obviously they are good people and may the Almighty God richly reward them.
November 13, 2017 at 7:59 AM
Thanks, I’m grateful to God for my family as well.
October 21, 2017 at 6:50 AM
What a very bad experience but congratulations to you, dear.