Kechi Okwuchi is the survivor of the plane crash of the Sosoliso Airlines who graduated from the University of Thomas, Texas, the U.S. with a first class degree.
The Sosoliso Airlines flight with 110 people on board crash-landed at Port Harcourt International Airport on December 10, 2005. Seven people were rescued from the burning plane and taken to hospitals but, in the end, only two survived. (Scroll down for graduation photos)
As Kechi Okwuchi was seriously injured during the crush, she spent several years recovering from severe burn injuries all over the body. She was treated in Milpark Hospital at Johannesburg, South Africa as of 14 December 2005 and at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, United States as of 6 September 2007.
Nevertheless, Kechi Okwuchi graduated with a First Class degree from the University of St Thomas in Houston, Texas on May 16, 2015. She also was inducted into six academic honor societies and was the most outstanding student for her major in Economics.
The 25-year-old was chosen to give the commencement speech to the class of 2015 during the graduation ceremony.
Kechi Okwuchi before and after the plane crash in 2005
Last year, Okwuchi made a passionate video where she recalled the day of the incident and asked President Goodluck Jonathan to make skies safer.
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