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Natnael from Ethiopia raised $1,155 to help him urinate normally.

Natnael
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  • $1,155 raised, $0 to go
$1,155
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Fully funded
Natnael's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2015.

Photo of Natnael post-operation

November 29, 2015

Natnael received surgery to help him urinate normally.

“Natnael had a successful hypospadias repair surgery. He is recovering well,” shares his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He will now be able to pass urine normally. Natnael will no longer be at risk of urinary tract infections and possible infertility in the future. Natnael will be able to grow up normally and healthy. His father was very grateful for the help his son has received and hopes to enroll him to school soon.”

"Natnael had a successful hypospadias repair surgery. He is recovering well," shares his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "H...

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October 28, 2015

Natnael is a four-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Although he is at the age where he should join school, his hypospadias prevents him from doing so.

Hypospadias is a congenital condition where the urethra is not properly developed. After birth, it presents as a misplaced urethra opening either on the underside or towards the middle of their penis.

“Natnael cannot pass urine while standing,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “If not treated, Natnael is at risk of urinary tract infection and infertility in future.”

For $1155, surgeons will move the opening of the urethra to its correct position. This repair significantly lowers Natnael’s risk of getting urinary tract infections or becoming infertile later in life.

Natnael’s father is a teacher, and hopes to send his son to school once his condition is treated.

Natnael is a four-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Although he is at the age where he should join school, his hypospadias prevents him from doing...

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Natnael's Timeline

  • October 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Natnael was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Natnael received treatment. 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.

  • November 4, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Natnael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Natnael's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 29, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Natnael. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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