Meet Alina, a four-year-old girl who lives in Nepal with her parents and two brothers. Recently, Alina slipped while walking down the stairs and broke her left leg. Alina needs surgery to reset the fracture and allow her to heal and walk normally again, without swelling and pain.
Alina’s aunt tells our medical partner, Possible, “even gently moving her leg makes her wail in pain. She has difficulty doing any activity that involves moving her leg.”
Alina needs an operation, but her family is unable to afford it. Her father works abroad in India while her mother takes care of Alina, her two brothers, and the family farm. For $224 Alina will have her fracture surgically reset so that her bones heal properly. With treatment, Alina will be able to move without pain.
Alina’s family has been worried about her health. Her aunt shares, “Alina has been in a lot of pain. I wish for her treatment to happen quickly so that she can feel better.”