A Nigerian woman’s life changed forever after she lost her three children in a car crash on New Year’s Day.
Uche Osagie from Sudbury, a community in Chelmsford, Canada was driving when her car hit a rock on Highway 17, killing her children Destiny, Flourish, and Britney.
She fled Nigeria eight years ago with her two older children to give them a better life.
Her permanency residency, however, was fraught with issues.
Osagie and her family formerly resided in Toronto but had to move to Sudbury in October 2019.
On Dec. 18, she received a letter that her second appeal for permanent residency was denied, meaning she had to travel to Toronto to get a lawyer to file a federal appeal.
On their way back to Chelmsford when the crash happened. The car she was driving hit a rock-cut killing her children, Britney, 6, Flourish, 10, and Destiny, 11.
The distraught mom is still in shock as she spoke to CTV news.
“The celebration they longed for, they are no longer here to celebrate. So, to me, I think I’m a loser. I lost it all. All my fight, everything, is in vain and I ask myself, once again, and I keep asking God, ‘Why did you keep me?’ You should have taken me and let those children have a better future. It’s all about them. I lived all my life for those kids,” said Osagie.
My son Destiny said ‘no, I’m not going back to Nigeria. I want to live in Canada. I would rather die than be deported.’ Today, my son is going to be buried in Canada,” Osagie added.