Alphatina is a 29-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the mother of two young children and loves to spend time with them. Before her accident, Alphatina traded in second hand clothing and potatoes in order to supplement her husband’s income from his work as a carpenter.
In July of 2016, a stove that Alphatina was using exploded, leaving her torso, hands, and neck badly burned. She was in the hospital for six weeks undergoing treatment. Alphatina’s burns did heal, but formed scar tissue—called contractures—that restrict her movement. Doctors have recommended contracture release surgery.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,176 to fund Alphatina’s surgery. She is scheduled for treatment on March 14, 2018 at our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital. She is looking forward to having a full range of motion once again.
“After this surgery,” Alphatina says, “I would want to be healthy and continue bringing up my children together with my husband.”