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Alphatina from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn contracture release 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 January 23, 2018.
March 28, 2018

Alphatina did not receive treatment as expected.

Alphatina’s surgical schedule coincided with the plastic surgeon’s travel out of the country. Her surgery was rescheduled to August 2018, at which point she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Alphatina’s surgical schedule coincided with the plastic surgeon’s travel out of the country. Her surgery was rescheduled to August 2018, at...

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June 29, 2017

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.”

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,...

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Alphatina's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alphatina was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alphatina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 28, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Alphatina is no longer raising funds.

  • March 14, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Alphatina was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alphatina's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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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