Nigerian lady who survived gas explosion celebrates 1-year anniversary -Before and After photos(Watch videos)

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A Nigerian lady identified as Desire Chinenye Benjamin has shared some amazing photos of herself after surviving a cooking gas explosion. The unfortunate incident that changed her life forever happened on June 17, 2017.

Benjamin used the opportunity to share her testimony and appreciate everyone who stood by her during the time she was down. She recovered quickly and miraculously; the young lady is having a wild kick at life.

The young lady took to her Facebook page to talk about her journey and the life lessons she learnt in the process. Being in the hospital ward filled her with fear while she was there as people died daily. The fear of being the next victim hung loosely in the air.

Photos of the young lady before and after the explosion.

According to her, the constant pain made her want to give up on many occasions but mercy said no. Her experience made the grace of an invincible God more visible. She acknowledged that recovering from the incident has not been easy but she managed to pick up her life from that point.

Benjamin used the opportunity to appreciate everyone who tolerated her while she was dependent and regarded as a liability. The kindness, love and encouragement they have shown her got her going.

Check out more pictures from Benjamin’s amazing recovery:

1. Bouncing back

2. The dark days

3. Before the accident

Read the young lady’s testimony here:

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.”

TO d devil, 22nd of Oct ws gon b a day of weeping&remembrance but to God Almighty, Alagbada ina, The Life giver, the Soul restorer, the unchangeable changer in d changing world, Jehovah Rapha, My healer, He Dissappointed d devil on Oct 22nd which bcame my day of celebration, thanksgiving, nd anoda added year to my years, I say THANK YOU LORD. I also wanna thank my family, my mother 4 always being there; each tym i regain consciousness, she’s always by my bedside, fasting, praying nd cryin 2God on my behalf, other times she kips wishing we switch places so she’ll b d one in pains instead of me. I Love you Endlessly Mummy
To my Elder sister ‘ Benjamin Chinasa our Ada, my angel in human body, my personal nurse titi😜, whose heart is made of Gold, She NEVER got tired of caring, she NEVER gave up on me, She ws my Strength, when in severe pains i ask 2 see her cs her presence absorbs my pain, she washed, bathe, clothed fed n cared 4 me, her job nd evrytin she does ws put on hold for a full time care 4me, woke up one day 2find her tired, sick n stressed out wt head bowed at d edge of my bed tryin 2 rest, wen i askd her 2 take a break n rest she insisted she ws fine. I Love you Endlessly Darling. To my excommando family, who supported and are always there 4me way way beyond my expectations, u guys are d best, words alone cannot xplain how much i luv y’all😚
To my Able Colleagues, so much love, so much assistance, so much care, so much concern, i thank you all😘
Special Thanks goes to my Aunty ‘Ibiso Edwards’ who in d course of her prayer, i stood up nd walked miraculously, my healing testimony started wt her, I love you to the moon nd back ma’am. Big thanks to Aunty Blossom Emechebe who went out of her way 2see that im giving gr8 assistance, who ws always happy 2see me smile and promised 2 kip me smiling, I Love u so very much ma’am😙, To my pPaulcy Cyprian Iwualauala tears of Joy roll down my cheeks each time he visits, he’s my source of encouragement nd inspiration, he brought me excess joy, till date im stil wearing d smile u put on my face sir, i Love u sooooo much. 2my aunty Linda Ikeji, u are my 1 in a million, my source of help n joy, God has blessed u wt a golden heart which yu use in reaching out to others, I Love u so so much ma’am.
I thank evrybody who celebrated my birthday wt me, I ws once told dat “The fire within me burned brighter dan d fire around me, and so i look into the mirror nd instead of seeing scars I see Gods beauty
I thank you all for being a part of my Testimony. I LOVE YOU ALL.

Watch the videos of her trying to talk and walk after the fire incident:

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.

Posted by Stainless Desire on Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

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