How Jessica survived a crossfire when all hope was lost. How Jessica survived a crossfire when all hope was lost.
On July 2nd 2018, I was in my car and got caught in a crossfire between two men I didn’t know at all, they... How Jessica survived a crossfire when all hope was lost.

On July 2nd 2018, I was in my car and got caught in a crossfire between two men I didn’t know at all, they were shooting at each other.

I had to make a choice between staying and hoping someone came to help or going to find help so I drove off not knowing exactly what injury I’d sustained but knowing that I needed to get to the hospital asap.

I stopped at a gas station and waved down help and woke up the next day in hospital with my eye completely gone. I had a minimal bruising on my brain that caused the worst headaches for weeks but no major brain damage, full functionality (besides the obvious of me being half blind) and most importantly my life.

My car was totalled out due to the seat being completely saturated in blood, windows shot out, bullets going through the door, etc. Seeing the aftermath of that (how destroyed the car was) made me realize even more how much of a miracle me being alive really is.

Doctors are amazed at my recovery, my family is thankful and I’m extremely grateful for a second chance. I hope when people read this they can see that you can move on from traumatic events even if they are life altering. While in a life or death situation, I realized how beautiful life was and I now appreciate every moment more than I ever have. I still smile every day because my looks have changed but who I am hasn’t changed and that’s what really matters in life. I smile because I’m alive, I smile because I still get to tell my loved ones how much the mean to me. I smile because I’ve been given another chance to realise my purpose in life.

This experience made me realise there’s much more to life than the little things we think matter day to day. The trivial things we complain about don’t matter when your life flashes before you. Now, I strive each day to be a better person than I was before and ever since this incident, I’ve been blessed and highly favored despite everything I lost.

Please put the guns down because bullets have no name & while no life should ever be taken through gun violence, you also never know whose innocent loved ones’ life can be taken at any moment in these senseless acts. – Jessica, survivor

Obinna Onyia

  • Dom

    2018-09-21 #1 Author

    Super sad ! Glad she was able to get away to find help and the fact that she survived , God is good ! 🙌🏾

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