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Success! Jackson from Kenya raised $735 to fund corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Jackson
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  • $735 raised, $0 to go
$735
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2021.

Photo of Jackson post-operation

September 3, 2021

Jackson underwent corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Jackson had a successful surgery at our facility, with no complications. His condition was treated and now Jackson can use the bathroom and do all his day-to-day activities free from pain. His family is grateful that he will be able to grow up without risk of further issues.

Jackson’s mother says: “I feel very much blessed for the financial support.”

Jackson had a successful surgery at our facility, with no complications. His condition was treated and now Jackson can use the bathroom and ...

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July 20, 2021

Jackson is a three-year-old boy and loving big brother. His father’s work at the welding shop provides the main source of income for the family. His earnings are just enough to support the household. Jackson’s mother is not working so she can take care of Jackson and his very young sibling. The family currently lives in a small rented house.

Jackson was born with hypospadias, which causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Jackson is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 27th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $735 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Jackson’s mother says, “It is difficult for us to raise the money for his treatment as we always rely on the National Insurance, which has turned us down.”

Jackson is a three-year-old boy and loving big brother. His father's work at the welding shop provides the main source of income for the fam...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • July 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 23, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 27, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson 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.

  • August 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $735 for Jackson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$35
  • 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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