The inspiring life story of a plane crash survivor

Kechi Okwuchi, a Nigerian-American singer, was born in the United States on October 29, 1989. 

On December 10, 2005, she was one of only two persons to survive the crash of Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145. 

In the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 catastrophe, 109 people died, including 59 Loyola Jesuit College classmates. 

After suffering third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body, Kechi Okwuchi was given a 30 percent chance of survival. 

Okwuchi was flown to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, for immediate medical treatment, and subsequently to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, for over a hundred reconstructive surgeries. 

In 2015, Okwuchi graduated with honors from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas, United States. She was a student speaker at the Commencement Ceremony. 

Okwuchi gave a talk titled "Girls, Know Thyself" at TedxEuston. Kechi went on to compete as a vocalist in America's Got Talent's twelfth season in 2017, finishing as a finalist. 

She appeared in America's Got Talent: The Champions in 2019, when she received the golden buzzer and was moved straight to the final, despite not placing in the top five. 

She's performed at sporting events and other events across the country, as well as in South Korea and Nigeria. Okwuchi will be the keynote speaker at Utah's 8th Annual Women of Worth Utah event in 2019. 

Below is a link to one of her interviews:


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