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Success! Adrian from Kenya raised $770 to fund surgery for his hypospadias.

Adrian
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$770
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$0
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Adrian's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2020.

Photo of Adrian post-operation

July 10, 2020

Adrian underwent surgery for his hypospadias.

Adrian’s surgery was successful. His condition has been corrected and he is now able to pass urine properly. His mother will bring him to the clinic for follow-up appointments so that his doctors can ensure that he is recovering properly. His grandmother is also very happy to see that Adrian can grow up happy and healthy.

Adrian’s grandmother shared, “Your help has really blessed us.”

Adrian's surgery was successful. His condition has been corrected and he is now able to pass urine properly. His mother will bring him to th...

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June 15, 2020

Adrian is a 6-year-old from Kenya. Adrian’s mother performs manual labor. Due to the financial instability she is experiencing, Adrian’s grandparents are also helping take care of him. His grandparents make a living by performing manual labor and by farming.

Adrian 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, Adrian is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 16. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“When Adrian receives the required treatment, it will be a great relief and bring us joy,” shared Adrian’s grandmother.

Adrian is a 6-year-old from Kenya. Adrian’s mother performs manual labor. Due to the financial instability she is experiencing, Adrian's gra...

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Adrian's Timeline

  • June 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Adrian was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Adrian received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Adrian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Adrian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Adrian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $770 for Adrian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$754
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.

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$1,173raised
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