Sosoliso Crash Survivor, Kechi Okwuchi has taken to her social media to share tremendous progress 14 years later after the horrific crash.
Kechi Okwuchi, a 16-year-old high school senior was aboard Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 that crashed, killing 107 people on board.
She was one of only two survivors. All of her classmates perished, leaving her the lone student survivor.
Sharing photos of the progress made so far, Kechi narrated her journey so far and the series of surgeries she had to undergo. Marveling at how far God had brought her, Kechi used the photos to encourage Nigerians stating that her transformation is what progress looks like.
I stumbled upon the picture on the left on my laptop a couple of months ago, and I have been contemplating this post since then.
I remember I stared at it for a long time that day. Time makes me forget just how extensive my burn injuries were, and how devastating the effects were to my body. I realize this may shock some of you too.
The pic on the left was taken a good year after the plane crash and by then, intense scar tissue had formed, esp on my face.
I took the pic on the right a few mins ago and made these before/afters, and I marvel at how far God has brought me. I am the result of the hard work of multiple surgeons He brought into my life, nurses, physiotherapists, and love and care from my family, my mom especially.
This is what progress looks like, guys. 2 pictures, 14 years apart. I’m grateful that I lived long enough to see it.
I decided to make this post so that you guys can marvel at God with me.
I want someone who reads this to see that true progress, genuine growth, and lasting change cannot happen overnight. Most of the time during the journey, maybe like me, you won’t notice changes because day by day they’re too minuscule to make a difference. But if you give yourself a fighting chance, if you find the right kind of support on your journey, one day, definitely one day which right now may seem so far away, you will look back like I did this morning and hopefully…you will smile☺️
I heard this in a song and it stuck with me:
The night will definitely come. But so will the morning?
I never post things like this arbitrarily. As always, please be encouraged.
Special s/o to @shrinerstexas @dr.petergrossman @drandrewfrankel @artistsfortrauma, Milpark Hospital, South Africa and Shell Hospital PH, Nigeria, for sewing into my burn recovery journey.”
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