Plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi, declares: “God was with me”


In 2005, Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines flight 1145 slammed into the ground and burst into flames, killing 107 out of its 109 passengers. Only Kechi Okwuchi, 16, and another passenger survived.

Last week, at the age of 29, Kechi participated in the new edition of “America’s got talent”, where she showed her musical talent. However, it was her story that touched the audience and the judges. At the end of her performance she received a standing ovation

Speaking at the show, the Nigerian woman introduced herself and when asked why she fell in love with music, she told her story, narrating how the plane ferrying 109 people crashed, killing 107, and how for many years, she underwent various surgeries, endured pain and found solace in the family and in music.

Kechi had burns in over  60% of her body and endured more than 100 surgeries, including one to restore her nose.

12 years later,  Kechi declares: “Lying in the hospital bed with bandages from head to foot. Not being able to more or do anything else, music was my escape. And that’s why it means so much to me,” Okwuchi told AGT judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B.

However, she testifies that it was God’s faithfulness and the love of her family that helped her in her recovery process.”My family and friends keep me standing. Is their love and their prayers what give me strength to keep going”

“I am fully aware that the recovery process from any surgery is never easy, but I’m also sure that God was with me through it all,” she added in a recent interview.

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