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Success! Abdulwahid from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund corrective surgery.

Abdulwahid
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abdulwahid's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Abdulwahid post-operation

October 7, 2018

Abdulwahid underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful. The risk of urinary tract infections has been reduced.

His mother says, “I fell very happy that the surgery was conducted effectively and seeing my child normal and healthy. I want to thank Watsi for this intervention. I pray for God to reward our sponsors with what they need.”

Surgery was successful. The risk of urinary tract infections has been reduced. His mother says, “I fell very happy that the surgery was ...

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September 12, 2018

Abdulwahid is a child from Ethiopia. His parents are from Addis Ababa. He is a playful boy who loves other children and who loves playing football. He is an only child.

Abdulwahid 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, Abdulwahid is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

His father says, “This condition worries us a lot…But we always look out for opportunities and that is what led us here. We now hoping to get the treatment.”

Abdulwahid is a child from Ethiopia. His parents are from Addis Ababa. He is a playful boy who loves other children and who loves playing fo...

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Abdulwahid's Timeline

  • September 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abdulwahid was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • September 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abdulwahid received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • September 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abdulwahid's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abdulwahid's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abdulwahid's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Abdulwahid's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • 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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