sosoliso crash survivor, kechi graduates from us university

Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi graduated with a First Class degree from University of Thomas Houston, Texas on May 16th, 2015. Not only that, she was inducted into 6 academic honor societies, was the most Outstanding student for her major in Economics and has already been accepted into graduate school for her MBA. She was also chosen to give the commencement address to the class of 2015 at her school.

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Ms. Okwuchi survived the ill-fated Portharcourt bound flight which crashed on the runway and killed 107 people, including her close friend who was sitting next to her and late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya.

What makes her story so touching is the fact that she was one of only two survivors on that plane.

She was a student of Loyola Jesuit College at the time, a boarding high school in Abuja and was on her way home for the holidays when the crash occured .

She was once quoted to have said, “I remember just saying I don’t know, but I think we should pray or something, I don’t know. We actually never got a chance. That’s the last memory I have before I blacked out.” The next thing I knew, I was waking up in Milpark Hospital, South Africa. To this day I don’t remember the actual impact of the crash.

Kechi has had more than 100 surgeries, including skin grafts in the US as a result of the severe burns which had all over her body. Doctors placed pins to support her hands but this didn’t stop her from reaching for greatness.

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kechi before and after

                                                            Kechi before and after the crash


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  1. ANGEL May 20, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply


  2. Anonymous June 15, 2017 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Never have I seen a braver young woman and after reading about her brilliance as a student at St. Thomas in Huston, I am even more impressed with her. And then to have such a beautiful voice…I can only call her amazing. God bless you, young lady.

  3. pedro June 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    hmmmmm speechless the sky would be your springball.

  4. Beth September 11, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Kechi…Even through the trials of the accident, you did not forget the favor that God has on your life. May you be forever blessed and richly rewarded. You are beautiful and you make me smile through my tears…I love you

  5. LUBI CHRISTIAN September 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Kechi, I honour you. You shamed mortal knowledge and expanded life