Success! Phylis from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
Fully funded
Phylis's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2013.

Photo of Phylis post-operation

Phylis is almost completely healed on her scalp and hand.

At her post-operation check up, Phylis said, ”Please tell all those who have helped me that they have changed my life! Thank you.”

Phylis is a vibrant 17-year-old girl in her third year of high school. When Phylis was 13, marauders burned down the small village where she lived. She experienced third degree burns over her entire body.

A good Samaritan took Phylis to a local district hospital where she met Rosemary, the amazing woman who took Phylis in after she was separated from her family. With Rosemary by her side, Phylis has been operated on four times in a bid to cover her burns with healthy skin and restore functionality in her joints. Now, her doctors want to perform one last operation to give Phylis back the use of her fingers.

Phylis’ doctor explains, “if she lacks access to plastic reconstructive surgery, Phylis will not be able to move her finger joints – she will continue to itch and her skin will continue to peel.” Phylis is touched by the efforts of her doctors and wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. We hope to raise the money needed to cover the cost of Phylis’ surgery and give her the chance to realize that dream.

Phylis's Timeline

  • January 22, 2013

    Phylis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2013

    Phylis's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015

Funded by 16 donors