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We Are Praying For Kechi Okwuchi As She Goes For More Surgeries To Make Life Easier!


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Kechi Okwuchi is one of the two survivors of the Sosoliso Plane crash that killed 107 people in 2005. She suffered third degree burns of over 65 percent of her body and has had undergone more than 100 surgeries, including skin grafts.

In July this year, Kechi hit the beach in her bikini and shared the pictures on her Instagram page, noting that she feels more body confident even with her scars.

But over a decade after the accident and surgeries, Kechi still feels physical pain from her scars.

“When I blink and when I close my eyes, one eye does not close completely. One of my ears… I don’t have a lobe. I can’t stretch my arms the way I want to. The biggest challenge is my neck, if I can get even more of an extension there and there’s a chance to do that, I’ll take it” she tells ExtraTV.

To help her, the producers of ExtraTV teamed up with a medical team.

“Kechi feels her right cheek is more full than her left cheek. I feel like I might be able to diminish some of these fat in the right side of her face. I plan to release some scars along her neck to give her the ability to extend her head more fully as well as some attempt to release some scars at the side of her eyes that is currently impacting her ability to see at the sides and also making her eyes look smaller than the other. Kechi is also unable to fully close her eyes. Kechi does not not have much available tissues from her entire body. Its going to be a big challenge to see what we can do,” Dr. Andrew Frankel, a celebrity cosmetic surgery, who is going to be treating Kechi says.

Her first surgery, which took four hours, was aimed at treating her eyelids and ear lobe. She can now also turn her neck.

“This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened in my face,” Kechi says after her first surgery.

The next reconstruction surgery for Kechi is to treat her arm.

“The injuries that she sustained to her hands are quite significant and she has learnt to manage how to use her hands, but there’s a limitation in her reach of motion, how she can spread her hands and how she can grasp things. Her fingernails have been injured to the point where they grow in a way that is very problematic. So, we are going to work on removing those nails. We are going to open up the spaces between her fingers,” Dr. Peter Grossman, who will be doing this surgery said.

Just as Dr. Peter Grossman noted, Kechi’s healing journey is a process!

We Wish her the best and a quick healing as she gets the help she has always prayed for.

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Now check these out:

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“I’ve Never Felt Like I Need To Make Decisions Based On My Physical Appearance. I’ve Never Felt Like My Scars Define Me” – Kechi Okwuchi’s TEDxEuston Talk Will Inspire You

How Shalom Nchom Rose From Being Bullied For Her Burn Scars To Being Celebrated As A Makeup Artist




  1. Nwosu Chinwe

    Nwosu Chinwe

    November 26, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Kechi God knows the best and will always be ur strength. U are better than the dead. I wish u all the good things life could offer, where others fail u will succeed.

  2. Patricia Idisi Ejomeriona

    Patricia Idisi Ejomeriona

    November 26, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    God with you always

  3. Helenson Tega

    Helenson Tega

    November 26, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    My dear the lord will perfect every part of your body that still need perfection in Jesus name.

  4. Asidoh Habibah

    Asidoh Habibah

    November 26, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    The Lord continue to be ur strength as He has always been even wen no one could understand 🙏🏽

  5. Yetunde Olujimi

    Yetunde Olujimi

    November 27, 2018 at 12:09 am

    The Lord perfect that which concerns you, dear. Praying for you.

  6. Olufunke Olurotimi-Adejumo

    Olufunke Olurotimi-Adejumo

    November 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    All medical staff attending you are filled with divine wisdom. I speak peace and rest to your body. May the balm of Gilead himself tabernacle with you. Best wishes and speedy recovery

  7. Winniefred Bamikunle Alayande

    Winniefred Bamikunle Alayande

    November 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    God be with you!

  8. Odunola Idowu

    Odunola Idowu

    November 27, 2018 at 8:57 am

    The Lord will perfect all that concerns you.

  9. Ayadi Christiana

    Ayadi Christiana

    November 27, 2018 at 10:03 am

    God is with you

  10. Salome Samuel

    Salome Samuel

    November 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    God be with you

  11. Chioma Ukachukwu

    Chioma Ukachukwu

    November 27, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Kachi dear…you are blessed

  12. Onyinye Oyeka

    Onyinye Oyeka

    November 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    The Good Lord will perfect all that concerns you! Amen
    Wishing you inner peace joy and happiness dear

  13. Ada Amobi - Ibewuike

    Ada Amobi - Ibewuike

    November 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Praying for you Dear… God will perfect His work in you

  14. Orujekwe Raphael Eunice

    Orujekwe Raphael Eunice

    November 27, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Its been a struggle every day 4 u and u keep comming out strong,seeing u teaches me d values of somethings we tk common,my prayers are with u.

  15. Enoenyeubong Ikpatt

    Enoenyeubong Ikpatt

    November 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Strong lady. May God perfects all that concerns you

  16. Ese Brown

    Ese Brown

    November 28, 2018 at 4:03 am

    God is ur strength he we perfect all that concerns u

  17. Stella Adebayo

    Stella Adebayo

    November 28, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Lots of best wishes

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