Girls - know thyself | Kechi Okwuchi | TEDxEuston

Born on the 29th of October 1989, Kechi Okwuchi was our last speaker this year. Kechi got a standing ovation even before she had said a single word. Her life story - plane crash survivor, graduating magna cum laude from college- is inspiration enough. Kechi's talk birthed many tweetable moments: "Know yourself and know your vision." "Your scars do not define you." "It's your passions that give rise to the vision you have for your life." And so many more. Words to live by from a young lady whose strength is simply phenomenal.

Kechi Okwuchi is an economics graduate of the University of St. Thomas where she was the student speaker at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. She moved to the United States of America in 2007 for reconstructive surgery after surviving the Sosoliso plane crash in Nigeria of December 10 2005, a crash that killed amongst others, 60 of Kechi’s schoolmates from Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja who were flying home for the Christmas holidays. Despite many setbacks and over 100 surgeries, Kechi remains one of the most inspirational people you’d ever meet. With a lot of help from her family and from God, Kechi intends to make the most of her second chance at life by learning as much as she can about all the things that she is passionate about.