Inspiring * Transformational * Courageous * Personable


Holy smokes… I’m in COSMO!  Thanks to Mel Evans and the great people at Cosmopolitan Magazine Australia bureau for including me in their series “How Does it Really Feel When the Unimaginable Happens?”.   Ok so maybe it’s not as the cover model but I never would have imagined as a kid that I’d be in a major international beauty and fashion magazine! I hope the story of my plane crash can be informative and inspirational to its readers.  My inner 16 year old girl is bouncing off the walls at this neat milestone.  1024x1024

About the Author
In 1995, Mercedes Ramirez Johnson narrowly survived a commercial airplane crash that killed 160 people, including her parents. As one of only four survivors of this tragedy, she vowed that she would make her second chance at life count…and that she has – not only for herself, but also for the tens of thousands of people who have heard her story and her message.
  1. Kathy Coleman Reply

    Mercedes, your story interests me so much for several reasons. I’m from North Kansas City and my daughter, Kara Coleman, knew you from high school. I was a flight attendant for TWA for several years many years ago so I’ve had the many hours of safety training. also, one of my closest friends is from Colombia. I’m a Christian and I just want to tell you how proud I am that you speak and tell your story. I don’t want anything from you. Just wanted to say Hello and tell you how much I admire your courage and your testimony that you give. Kara and I were talking about you tonight so that’s why I looked you up and why I’m reaching out to you. I wish I had a platform where I could invite you to speak because I’d love to hear you tell your story. I have lived in Katy, TX since 2015. Would love to buy you lunch if you are in the HOU area sometime. Kathy Coleman

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