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Success! Jayden from Kenya raised $735 to fund corrective surgery.

Jayden
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  • $735 raised, $0 to go
$735
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on August 5, 2021.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

August 10, 2021

Jayden underwent corrective surgery.

Jayden had a successful surgery, with no complications arising during and after surgery. His hypospadias has been resolved and his parents are very grateful.

Jayden’s mother says: “When we were referred to the government facility for treatment, we almost gave up as we knew that it would have taken way too long before he could be treated. We’re grateful to Watsi for all the help.”

Jayden had a successful surgery, with no complications arising during and after surgery. His hypospadias has been resolved and his parents a...

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June 27, 2021

Jayden is an active, curious 9-month-old baby. He is the only child in his family. His father is a laborer in a construction site, but work is hard to come by due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, his mother found a job as teacher in a private school but also lost her job as a consequence of the pandemic. The family currently lives in a rented house on the outskirts of Nairobi.

When Jayden was born, his mother noticed that he was not passing urine properly. Before they were discharged home from the hospital, she shared her concern with the doctor who assured her that it was only a temporary condition. Despite the assurance from the doctor, she still had her own doubts. Five months later, there was no improvements in how Jayden was passing urine. So she took him to a local facility for examination and the doctor diagnosed him with hypospadias, or urinary dysfunction, and Jayden was referred to our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Hospital, for treatment. Upon arrival, he was examined again and the doctor scheduled him for a hypospadias repair surgery.

Jayden’s parents have National Health Insurance (NHIF), but their request for coverage was rejected. The hospital’s social worker then referred their family to Watsi to get help for his treatment. Jayden is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 28th to address his uncomfortable symptoms and possible future complications. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $735 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Jayden’s mother shares her concern, “It was a hard time for us when NHIF rejected our request. We had started to learn to live with the fact that Jayden may stay for a long time before he could be treated as we are not financially stable.”

Jayden is an active, curious 9-month-old baby. He is the only child in his family. His father is a laborer in a construction site, but work ...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • June 27, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jayden was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jayden 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 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $735 for Jayden'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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