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Sunday, 18 June 2017

I looked death in the face and it looked away" Young Nigerian lady marks one year after a tragic gas explosion almost claimed her life

Saturday, June 17th is exactly one year after Chinenye Desire Benjamin suffered severe burns following a fatal gas explosion in her houseThe 22-yr-old's burns was so severe that she had to seek help from well meaning Nigerians in getting proper medical treatment.  See previous story here and her Facebook post below:
"Unforgettable 17th Of June!!! I woke up today remembering how my whole life flashed before my eyes, a thousand things I would and wouldn’t have done swept through my mind in milliseconds while my body roasted on, the fire was everywhere.
I looked at the cylinder and the burning waste bin beside it, I was horrified, I thought it was going to explode, I defenitely thought that moment was my last, … In my shock and fear I managed to unlock and run out from one of the jammed doors, still terrified, I couldn’t understand what just happened, it felt like I looked death in the eye and it looked away. I was numb. 
Today marks ONE YEAR of the tragic GAS EXPLOSION that almost claimed my life.
I am most grateful to God Almighty that I am not just Living but a Testimony. My everyday life is a testimony, my ability to breathe, talk, walk, see, hear, and do every other thing I can is a testimony.
I watched people die, but God still kept me, Grace kept me, I cannot begin to talk about my experience at the hospital, fear of not making it to the next day was all that filled the ward, fear of waking up to the realization that the person just beside you has passed away and you thinking you might be next was so intense, on many occasions I was goin to give up, pain and fear was an everyday torment, but Mercy said NO. Instead, my experience made the Grace of an invincible God visible.
Recovery after the incident isn’t easy I must say. Being a liability and always dependent, feels just like my life is on hold. All sorts of uncontrollable emotions run through me, sometimes I’d feel depressed, lonely, abandoned, stranded, the list goes on and on, but the Bravest thing I ever did in this first tough 1 year is continuing my life even when i wanted to give up.
I thereby use this medium to appreciate God Almighty, my family, my friends {who haven’t left}, and every other person that has tolerated me, thank y'all for the encouragement, kindness and love they sure keep me going. Life is Tough but I’ve got a God that’s Tougher, I'll do my very best to remain Strong and Unbreakable.
HAPPY 1 YEAR GRACE ABOUNDING ANNIVERSARY TO ME.
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44 comments:

Internet News Freak said...

Glad you survived Baby, plenty hugs to you Sweetie.😘😘💕🌹🌹

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Eyaa! thank God for ur life.

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Eyaa! thank God for ur life.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Chai! I thankGod for you o. I r still beautiful OK.

Gozzy said...

Wow, I thank God on your behalf #Faithful God

Chibueze Ogbuehi said...

Wonderful God we have.stay strong girl.nothing do u.

GALORE said...

It is well


@Galore

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wow!


... Merited happiness

Housed-On-Water said...

This really touched me. God bless you and make you stronger.

Anonymous said...

God is worthy. Him alone deserves all the praise

Juliet Odianose said...

Thank you Jesus

Anonymous said...

Love ur spirit my dear. U will have all u desire in life. Amen

ugo ema said...

I am thankful to God on your behalf dear...You still look so beautiful

Anonymous said...

God is your backbone. Am happy for you

Anonymous said...

Thank God,Dear it is well.

ISMMN said...

Though it is so painful, but thank God for the gift of life and stay strong...

ISMMN said...

Though it is so painful but thank God for the gift of life and be strong girl...

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DAVIES GABRIEL EMINEDOKI said...

Glory to God you survived

DAVIES GABRIEL EMINEDOKI

doubleC said...

God be praised

Anonymous said...

Thank God for saving u

God's baby said...

Wow praise be our miraculous and awesome God. Onye osiri di ga adiriri.

Wizkid Ayo Balogun said...

So happy for you dear

Christine Enyiazu said...

Mercy said No! Glory to God in the highest!!

Monemi said...

Hmmmm it is well

Anonymous said...

so proud of you dear. Y still look gorgeous inspite all you have been through.

Blessing Nsa said...

Live on dear!!

AMIJEZ said...

Than God for you,the enemy definitely lost the battle over you. Keep strong and never give up on God cis he won't give up on you.

Anonymous said...

Chaii. Crying so bad. Oh no. What a life. God knows I'm crying here. I feel so bad to see dis, this gas accident is so bad. I don't know wat causes it. Is dat they don't tight the gas well or what? We dat use it should be very careful. Life is not easy. We go through different things in life but still smile bcos we have hope. This life is much more Dan hw u see it. For every1 DAT has ever gone through shit b4 knows wat I'm saying.

Precious said...

Oh I just read the previous story. She turned on the gas and struck the matches the gas didn't on then she did it again. That was the mistake. U have to off it b4 trying again. U don't leave it on and try again. I'm nt blaming her 4 wat happened but I jst saw the cause

Clinton Obioma said...

May God comfort you my Adorable friend. It is well

Clinton Obioma said...

May God comfort you my Adorable friend. It is well

Vivian Reginalds said...

HEYA
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Emeka Alloy said...

We've got a living God

Anonymous said...

Still pretty. May God make u happy all ur life

Anonymous said...

God bless you dear. We thank Jehovah Rapha for saving and healing you. May His name be praised

Samray said...

Thank you Jesus!

OLOLADE said...

aww and you just managed to inspire me this morning, thanks for that. and she still looks pretty against all odd, I thank God for your life 😘

Anonymous said...

I thank GOD for spearing your life. To Him alone be all the glory. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for your life

Anonymous said...

I love you

Anonymous said...

I love you

David Sunday said...

U should be celebrated

Agbomen said...

Omg!!! Glory be to His name. I rejoice with you nd celebrate your life today. May God continue to over see your affairs,IJN.

Anonymous said...

Chai Nne m oma... don't worry soon dey will all wipe out... black is beautiful

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