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Success! Alphatina from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn repair surgery.

Alphatina
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alphatina's treatment was fully funded on September 12, 2019.

Photo of Alphatina post-operation

August 3, 2019

Alphatina underwent burn repair surgery.

Alphatina’s surgery was successful. She had the neck contractures released, allowing her to move her neck around with ease. She is slated for clinical review to assess her recovery.

Alphatina’s surgery was successful. She had the neck contractures released, allowing her to move her neck around with ease. She is slated fo...

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July 10, 2019

Alphatina is a mother of two children from Kenya. She suffered burns when the kerosene stove she was using blew up in July 2016. She healed with contractures on her neck, and she is not able to move her head freely

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Alphatina receive treatment. On July 22, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Alphatina says, “I would want to be well and continue bringing up my children together with my husband.”

Alphatina is a mother of two children from Kenya. She suffered burns when the kerosene stove she was using blew up in July 2016. She healed ...

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Alphatina's Timeline

  • July 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alphatina was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alphatina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 22, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alphatina received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 03, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alphatina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 12, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alphatina's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Alphatina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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Mee

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses. About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter. Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

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$1,317raised
$182to go

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