Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 (SO1145/OSL1145) is a name that will ring in the ears of many people for many years to come.
This is not just because it hosted renowned people like popular televangelist, Bimbo Odukoya, but because it was the aircraft that slammed into the ground on that fateful day of December 10, 2015 and claimed the lives of 108 people, leaving two people as survivors.
Kechi Okwuchi stands as one of the only two people that survived the plane crash. Despite the unlucky incident, the 28-year-old lady has gone on to achieve some daunting feats.
Apart from being a motivational speaker who featured on TED, a talk show that posts online for free distribution. She was also a finalist in the 12th edition of America’s Got Talent.
Speaking about the fatal accident, NAIJ.com gathered from Okwuchi that for her the incident was more of a blessing in disguise.
In a recent interview, Okwuchi revealed that she had done and survived over 100 surgeries, but she had gotten to meet just as many amazing people over the course of 13 years.
She particularly emphasized that she would not “trade anything for this amazing people” she had met since the accident happened.
Okwuchi 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.”
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The singer and motivational speaker went on to say that she was still having difficulty getting the trauma of the event off her mind completely, but she believes that as long as she keeps being happy and doing well, she will definitely rid herself of the trauma at a given time.
She stressed that the most important thing for her at the moment was living her life and improving her health. If this meant doing more surgeries, and having to fly Nigerian planes back to back, she was fine with it.
“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.”
All in all, one thing Okuwchi admitted to was the fact that the incident is more like a blessing in disguise for her.
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