Home never seemed so sweet for the five Emeagwali kids and their mom after the most expensive and bizarre cab ride of their lives.
After five days in Orlando, the family had to get back to Long Island. When they found out their Delta flight had been canceled, they booked a flight to Buffalo, New York.
The family said they planned to take a bus from Buffalo, but the buses were not running.
That’s when they found out what a cab ride home would cost, and how long it would take too.
Obi Emeagwali says “it was very scary…by far the most scariest ride.” Emilian Emeagwali says “the wind was so much, it was blowing snow all over sometimes he couldn’t even see.”
By a stroke of luck, they caught the last plane out to Buffalo, leaving them with the dilemma, how to get home from there? That’s when Buffalo cabbie Eddie Emran offered to drive the family back to Long Island. The negotiated price: $900.
But drive they did, a 14 hour trip that should have taken half that time. The family rushed to get home because physical therapist Emilian Emeagwali didn’t want to miss her Monday work day.