Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Nathan is a child from Kenya who needs $700 to fund hypospadias repair.

Nathan
89%
  • $628 raised, $72 to go
$628
raised
$72
to go
Dedicate my donation


We'll send your dedicatee an email
about your gift, along with updates
about Nathan's recovery.

November 27, 2019

Nathan is a child from Kenya. Nathan is the lastborn in a family of three children. He lives with his parents and siblings in a two-room house in the Western region of Kenya. Nathan’s parents sell second hand clothes to sustain their family needs.

Nathan was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Nathan is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on November 28. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I look forward to have this operation done on my son. The past year has been quite troubling for us,” says Nathan’s father.

Nathan is a child from Kenya. Nathan is the lastborn in a family of three children. He lives with his parents and siblings in a two-room hou...

Read more

Nathan's Timeline

  • November 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nathan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nathan 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.

  • February 02, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nathan's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nathan is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Nathan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
  • 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.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.