Ms. Okwuchi survived the ill-fated Port-harcourt 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 occurred.
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.