BLACKSBURG, Va.—A Haitian teenager will soon undergo life changing surgery at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg.
Keithia Sirena was badly burned when she fell into a fire as a child.
It's limited her motion and socially isolated her.
Her need was discovered a few years ago in Haiti by missionaries from Blacksburg United Methodist and Blacksburg Baptist churches.
Now, surgeons, doctors, nurses at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery are ready to help.
This was her first exam before surgery.
The procedure will be extensive and a big challenge for her team of doctors.
"We try to help people in medicine and this is a great opportunity to do that. This just dropped on our door step. So, it's a no-brainer. We just do it. It'll be fun," said Dr. David Berry, a Pediatrician.
The best part is that every bit of her treatment, surgery and physical therapy is free.
Kethia will have additonal exams, x-rays and an MRI this week.
Her surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 25th.