Kechi Okwuchi is one of the only two people who survived the illfated Sosoliso plane crash that killed 107 passengers in 2005.
Since the unfortunate incident, Kechi has gone on to greater glory as she emerged finalist in reality talent show, America’s Got Talent in 2017.
In a new interview, Kechi speaks on how the crash affected her life and how she has been able to survive over 100 surgeries in the last 13 years.
On how the incident changed her life, she said:
“One important way that tragedy has changed my life is that it has afforded me the opportunity to meet many amazing people from around the world, which may never have happened if I wasn’t involved in the incident. I wouldn’t trade anything for this amazing people I have met over this period. The incident is more like a blessing in disguise.”
On her recovery from the trauma:
“I have been relieved from the trauma, but not completely over it. The incident is something I cannot forget. Every single day is a memory for me. As long as I am happy and doing well in life, I think I would get to that point”
On the possibility of getting more surgeries:
“The way things are right now, I am in a place where if there are more surgeries that would benefit me by improving any functions that I am having issues with, I am open to such. I have no problems with undergoing various surgeries but if I have to live my life this way, then I am ready.”
On boarding local flights in Nigeria:
“Actually, I have flown on local flights on my two visits to Nigeria after the incident. I had no reason to fear or panic.”