Support Kristina's Recovery
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On May 15th, Kristina was in an ATV accident. After initial complications during recovery, it was discovered on July 1st that Kris had a had a serious bone infection that needed to be treated with IV antibiotics. Since the first, she's had 4 operations.

On May 15th, Kristina was in an ATV accident resulting in a surgery to place a plate and screws into her leg. On July 1st a severe bone infection was discovered and treatment with IV antibiotics began. Kris was then transported from a hospital in Pagosa Springs, CO to San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, NM. Since her initial operation on May 15th, she has had 4 operations.

 

The first was to clean the wound. The second was a follow-up surgery to ensure maximum cleanliness. After a couple of days, the doctor noticed a blister that forming on her wound so he preformed another operation. This time, to remove the plate and 8 screws that had gotten infected. The doctors later found that her bone had started getting infected where the hardware was initially placed so they performed another surgery to put an antibiotic rod in her bone meant to treat her inner bone infection. 

The last 25 days have been some of the most physically painful days she has ever had to face to date and she will most likely need a surgery just to get a skin graph in the future. 

This would've been her 7th year as a wildland firefighter,  which is a major source of Kristina's primary income. She will now be unemployed until her recovery is complete and is en route to an extended stay care facility called AMG Albuquerque (http://amgalbuquerque.com/). 

She has already been in the hospital for almost a month and will probably be ABQ for an extended amount of time because she is required to take antibiotics via IV 4x a day for six weeks. Here's their website

The monies being raised are to assist her family with gas, food, and lodging as they travel three hours each way to and from Dulce, NM to Albuquerque, NM. They are also to assist with her bills as she is unable to work during her recovery period. 

 

Kristina is a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and International Indigenous Youth Council. She defended the water for several weeks in Standing Rock, ND last winter and recently completed a lengthy art project for Honor the Earth. Any support to help our sister as she remains in prayers for good health and a swift recovery are appreciated. 

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