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Friday, July 1, 2011

A New Dawn: A Fundraiser for Kechi Okwuchi

Kechi Okwuchi has the most comfortable couch in the history of couches.

She's also a survivor of that Sosoliso crash. A couple of other friends have decided to organize a fundraiser for her reconstructive surgeries and if you can do anything to help, I implore you to do so.
In order to fully explain what this fundraiser is for, I must explain about the subject of the funds.
There was a plane crash in Nigeria on the 10th of December 2005. Miss Kechi Okwuchi was one of the two survivors out of 109 passengers, and the sole survivor of the 61 students from Loyola Jesuit College on that plane. She sustained third-degree burns on 75% of her body, and was given emergency care at Milpark Hospital in South Africa, where they essentially saved her life.
Thus far, Kechi has been through an innumerable amount of surgical procedures for the past five years at Shriners Hospital for Children, who provide free treatment until patients reach the age of 21.
Kechi is now 21, and of course, there are still more surgeries to come, as it has recently been discovered that she qualifies for laser skin treatments. Also, she will undergo more reconstructive surgeries.
The catch is, these would have to be funded privately, and will be quite expensive. To help out with these expenses, Somachi and Yimi, with the help of many others, have decided to put up this event. Please come and show your support with your presence and donations, as well as have a good time.
You can donate online here if you are in the obodo oyibos. If you are in Nigeria, Lagos to be specific, you can hit up the fundraiser. It's on July 30 at The Landmark Village (Water Corporation Road,Victoria Island). Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm. You might want to dress up too.


  1. Those people that had enough money to bank-roll Obama's unsolicited Nigerian version campaign may like to step out now... Thank you!