Born on October 29, 1989, Okwuchi is the first born of a nuclear family.(A father,mother and a younger sister)

Before the plane crash

On December 10, 2005, she became one of the two survivors of the Sosoliso Airline Flight 1145 crash that took the lives of 107 passengers.The crash occurred 20 minutes to landing on her way back to Port Harcourt for a Christmas holiday alongside about 61 other students from her school, Loyola Jesuit College.

Following the crash, Okwuchi suffered third-degree burns over 65% of her body. She received her first major treatment at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Two years later, Okwuchi and her family moved to Houston to continue her medical treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, United States. The inspiring Okwuchi has gone through and survived over 100 surgeries since the crash.While she was in coma, her mother sang her a popular Nigerian Christian hymn everyday,She could hear her in her subconscious, and when she woke up, she knew the song, the words, the tune and the melody.

In 2015, she graduated from the University of Saint Thomas, in Texas, USA, with a First Class Degree. She also got invited into six honour societies, including the International Economics Honour Society.

After graduation, she worked at a non-profit organization in Houston. She had no time for internships as she was always in and out of surgery.
Brought to limelight after her performance while auditioning at ‘America’s Got Talent’,survivor of the sosoliso plane crash,kechi okwuchi is a woman whose life,perseverance,tenacity and doggedness continues to inspire the world.

Kechi defiled all odds and said yes to her dreams while in a situation that will have left a lot of people miserable.

She is currently a motivational speaker and has been invited by multi national companies  including Stanbic Ibtc,shell amongst many others. Okwuchi uses her story of survival and recovery as a burn patient to inspire the world to achieve their dreams against all odds.

 

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