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Pics: Lady Who Survived Crash That Killed Her Entire Family, Bags PhD at 27

Never say never, once there is life. 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 the lady did not Give Up on life. Over 15 years later, she is now prepped to graduate with a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of Pretoria, SA. Her story...

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?”

But 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.

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