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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, 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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Mu

Mu is a 35-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Aung Hlaing Village in Karen State of Burma. Mu and her husband are farmers, but they do not own any land. She works on her mother-in-law’s land in exchange for 50 tin of harvest rice (approx. 1500 kg) each year. Occasionally, Mu’s husband works as a day laborer on others’ farms too. Four months ago, Mu started to experience blurry vision in her left eye. At that time, she did not think it could be serious, and did not see a doctor. One and half months later, she decided to see a doctor as her vision did not improve. She went to Hpa-An Private Clinic where the doctor examined her eye with an instrument. The doctor told her that there was nothing wrong with her eye but could not tell her why she had blurry vision. The doctor gave her a bottle of eye drops which did not make her vision any better. However, she continued to use the eye drops for a month. Two months after she first experienced blurry vision in her left eye, Mu’s also developed blurry vision in her right eye. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital recommended a CT scan to rule out the possibility of a brain tumor. Doctors want Mu to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Mu's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 4th. Mu said, “I feel very stressed that I have to suffer like this. I don’t know whether the doctor will be able to treat me. As my children are still young, if I don’t heal, I don’t know what to do or how I will take care of them [my children].”

45% funded

45%funded
$190raised
$224to go

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