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Success! Nehimia from Ethiopia raised $1,293 to fund treatment for hypospadias.

Nehimia
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  • $1,293 raised, $0 to go
$1,293
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nehimia's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2021.

Photo of Nehimia post-operation

April 11, 2021

Nehimia underwent treatment for hypospadias.

Nehimia’s surgery proceeded as planned and was a success. As a result of this surgery, Nehimia will be able him to stand and urinate, and is no longer at risk of infertility.

Nehimia’s mom shared, “God is Good. I am so happy that the surgery was performed. I was so scared and crying when he went to OR, but the doctor calmed me. He is a good doctor. And the nurses are very good. They are humble. We like the service. After recovery, I look forward to healthy development for my child.”

Nehimia's surgery proceeded as planned and was a success. As a result of this surgery, Nehimia will be able him to stand and urinate, and is...

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February 28, 2021

Nehimia is a 1-year-old from Ethiopia. He is a sweet, playful boy and the first child to his parents. Nehimia loves listening to music, and watching animation movies. His dad is a gym trainer, but his income was affected as a result of the closure of gyms during the pandemic. His mom is a housewife and also has been unable to work during the pandemic, though she used to work in a small boutique. His family lives together in a government house and they pay a small fee for rent.

Nehimia 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, Nehimia is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on March 4th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Nehimia’s mother shared, “I hope my child will heal and grow and become a minister in the house of God.”

Nehimia is a 1-year-old from Ethiopia. He is a sweet, playful boy and the first child to his parents. Nehimia loves listening to music, and ...

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Nehimia's Timeline

  • February 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nehimia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nehimia received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nehimia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nehimia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 42 donors

Funded by 42 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,293 for Nehimia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
Other
$62
  • 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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