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Success! Jayden from Kenya raised $569 to fund surgery for his cryptorchidism.

Jayden
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$569
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$0
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Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

August 7, 2020

Jayden underwent surgery for his cryptorchidism.

Jayden had successful surgery in our facility. Her mother is taking good care of her as he recovers from the surgery. His mother brings him to the facility for clinic reviews so that the doctor may assess his recovery. The doctors placed the testes in the right place hence reducing the chances of them causing any damage to him and them getting damaged.

Jayden’s mother shared, “Thank you for the support you have given to us as a family.”

Jayden had successful surgery in our facility. Her mother is taking good care of her as he recovers from the surgery. His mother brings him ...

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July 15, 2020

Jayden is a small baby from Kenya. Jayden’s parents are casual laborers, his mother works in other people’s homes and his father does anything that comes his way to put food on the table.

Jayden was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Jayden has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Jayden will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 16th. AMHF is requesting $569 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Jayden’s mother shared, “I am hopeful that my son will be treated.”

Jayden is a small baby from Kenya. Jayden’s parents are casual laborers, his mother works in other people's homes and his father does anythi...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jayden was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jayden received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy (Double)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $569 for Jayden's treatment
Hospital Fees
$536
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$27
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Normally, before a baby boy is born, the testicles move into the scrotum (the sac that holds the testicles). Sometimes, one or both testicles stay in the body cavity instead of moving into the scrotum. This is called undescended testicles or cryptorchidism. An orchidopexy is an operation to lower the testicles into the scrotum. A patient may need to have this operation on one or both testicles.

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

Ideally, the surgery should be performed before a child reaches two years old. Left untreated, this condition can lead to infertility. The higher temperature inside the body can affect sperm production. Men with both testicles affected are more likely to experience fertility-related issues than men with only one affected testicle. This condition can also cause inguinal hernia, in which the intestine protrudes through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Only surgery can correct this condition, which can otherwise result in intestinal damage or death. Finally, this condition is a risk factor for testicular cancer. If surgery is performed early, this risk is limited.

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

Undescended testis is the most common birth anomaly in boys. This condition is present in about 1-4.5% of newborns, with a higher incidence in premature babies (30-45%). Unilateral undescended testis is four times more likely than bilateral.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient will stay in the hospital for an average of three days. The patient is continually monitored.

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

Treatment will reduce the risk of infertility, inguinal hernia, and testicular cancer.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This condition is very treatable, and the procedure is low-risk.

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?

An alternative to surgery is to use synthetic hormones that encourage the testicle to move into the scrotum. Hormone therapy is only recommended if the child’s testicle(s) are close to the scrotum. However, hormone therapy is not commonly available in Kenya. According to the guidelines published by the American Urological Association in May 2014, orchidopexy is the most successful therapy to relocate the testis into the scrotum. Hormone therapy is not recommended.

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