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Joash from Kenya raised $655 so he can pass urine normally.

Joash
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Fully funded
Joash's treatment was fully funded on May 21, 2015.

Photo of Joash post-operation

October 15, 2015

Joash received surgery to help him urinate normally.

“Joash’s hypospadias repair was successful,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “The treatment was initially postponed due to scars on his penile shaft. The surgeons had to wait until the scars healed. Joash had surgery on the 5th of October is now healing well. He is now able to pass urine normally and is less likely to develop urinary tract infections.”

“God Bless you for all that you do for so many in need including us,” his mother expresses.

"Joash's hypospadias repair was successful," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "The treatment was initially...

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April 24, 2015

Say hello to Joash! He is three years old, and lives in Kenya with his parents.

Joash lives with a condition called hypospadias. “He is not able to pass urine normally because his urethral opening is not at the tip of his penis,” explains our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Joash will be at risk of urinary tract infections. He may not be able to have his own children when he grows up and he is likely to have low self-esteem.”

For $655, Joash will receive a hypsophadius repair that will allow him to pass urine normally and reduce his risk of urinary tract infections.

“I have finally found the right hospital for treatment,” Joash’s mother shares. “I am thankful and I look forward to a successful surgery.”

Say hello to Joash! He is three years old, and lives in Kenya with his parents. Joash lives with a condition called hypospadias. “He is n...

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Joash's Timeline

  • April 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joash was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joash 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.

  • May 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joash's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joash's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joash. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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