~ Join Us in Welcoming Kechi Okwuchi ~
We warmly welcome burn survivor, singer, and motivational speaker Kechi Okwuchi to the Grossman Burn Foundation family!
You may know Kechi from her appearance on America's Got Talent as a contestant in 2017, where her gift of the voice dazzled us all, ultimately landing her as a finalist in season 12!
Kechi inspires those around her with her incredible spirit and beautiful voice. After surviving the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash in 2005 while traveling with her school in her native Nigeria; then, sixteen-year-old Kechi sustained third degree burns on over 65% of her body. She has shown incredible strength and courage since then... on her journey to recover and undergoing more than 100 surgeries to reconstruct her burn injuries.
Kechi's story doesn't stop there... She graduated Sum Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in 2015 and is continuing with her studies working toward her MBA in Economics and, naturally, pursuing her
She's also a motivational speaker, delivering Tedx talks and sharing her story with many and also some of her her mantras like "Your scars do not define you"... "know yourself and know your vision"... "it's your passions that give rise to the vision you have in your life"... She is truly an inspiration and wise beyond her years!
Her singing career is also taking off! After impressing judges during her run on the twelfth season of America's Got Talent, Simon Cowell invited Kechi back for the upcoming season of "The Champions", recently launched (aired on January 7th).
Kechi's recovery continues even today. The Grossman Burn Foundation, under its Project Faith Program, arranged for another major surgery with Dr. Peter Grossman, who has performed a series of surgeries on Kechi in the past, and welcomed her back this month to perform another procedure which she has bravely fronted.
Join us in giving support and well wishes to Kechi, while she remains in California for the duration of her treatments and recovery at the Grossman Burn Foundation patient/care facility in West Hills.
From all of us at the Grossman Burn Foundation, we wish Kechi Okwuchi a wonderful 2019! Go Kechi, go!