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Success! Yonase from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund hypospadias repair.

Yonase
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yonase's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2020.

Photo of Yonase post-operation

January 15, 2020

Yonase underwent hypospadias repair.

Yonase’s surgery proceeded as planned. His genitalia was successfully reconstructed to treat hypospadias. This will enable him to urinate normally and also will help him to have normal function and health in the future, reducing the risk of infertility and infection.

His mom said, “I am so happy that he gets this surgery. If not for Watsi and for this opportunity he might not get the surgery at all. Now I am free of worry and he can go to school freely. I want to thank Watsi and I’d like to say God bless. It is my prayer so they can help others too. ”

Yonase's surgery proceeded as planned. His genitalia was successfully reconstructed to treat hypospadias. This will enable him to urinate no...

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October 15, 2019

Yonase is a young boy from Ethiopia. Yonase is a handsome and playful boy who loves playing football. He comes from a humble family. His mother does menial jobs to sustain the family including laundry for wages. Yonase was born with hypospadias, a birth defect that disrupts the normal flow of urine. His mother did not know of the defect and was told by a neighbour. He is not able to pass urine while standing like any other boy. If not treated, Yonase will be at risk of infertility and social stigma. He was reviewed in our facility where surgery to correct the defect was recommended. With limited income, the mother is afraid he will not be able to receive surgery. She is stressed with her son’s conditions. She appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, Yonase is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 17th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yonase’s mother says, “I am now hopeful that he will get the surgery and that he will be ok.”

Yonase is a young boy from Ethiopia. Yonase is a handsome and playful boy who loves playing football. He comes from a humble family. His mot...

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Yonase's Timeline

  • October 15, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yonase received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • October 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yonase's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 15, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yonase's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yonase's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Yonase's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. In males, the opening of the urethra is normally at the end of the penis. Symptoms of hypospadias vary. This condition may cause genital malformation and urinary dysfunction. It can lead to infections, social stigma, and infertility.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

If this condition is not repaired, it can lead to urinary dysfunction, genital malformation, infertility, and increased risk of urinary tract infections.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects in boys. It is the most frequent congenital urological anomaly, occurring in 1–3 per 1,000 live births.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient is monitored closely and discharged from the hospital after five days. Stitches will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The urethra will be corrected, improving urinary function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk procedure, and the impact of this surgery lasts a lifetime. If the patient has complicated hypospadias, he may need to undergo further surgery. Follow-up visits with a urologist may also be needed, particularly when patients reach puberty.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality care centers in the region. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Surgery is not required for mild cases. Otherwise, there is no alternative.

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