By Sugey Palomares | 01/31/2012 - 11:30
Mercedes Ramirez Johnson survived most people’s worst fear – a plane crash. On her 21st birthday in 1995, Johnson boarded a flight with her parents from Miami to Cali, Colombia. Tragically, the plane crashed in the Andes Mountains and only four people survived. Johnson lost her parents and suffered serious injuries from the accident. Despite all of the challenges she faced, the mother of four boys finished college and transformed her terrible experience into a hopeful story.