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Success! Yabesera from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund hypospadias repair.

Yabesera
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yabesera's treatment was fully funded on February 2, 2020.

Photo of Yabesera post-operation

April 8, 2020

Yabesera underwent hypospadias repair.

Our medical partner shared that Yabesera’s surgery proceeded as planned and all went well. Both the surgery and the post-op course was smooth and as expected. Yabesera’s genitalia was reconstructed. This will enable him to urinate normally and also will help him to have a full and high-quality life ahead in the future.

Yabesera’s father said, “We are grateful for this quality service. This medical care was amazing. The hospital was very nice. The doctors and the nurses are so good and caring. We like to thank our donors for this privilege. It is our prayer for God to bless them all.”

Our medical partner shared that Yabesera's surgery proceeded as planned and all went well. Both the surgery and the post-op course was smoot...

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January 4, 2020

Yabesera is a young boy from Ethiopia. Yabsira has a twin sister named Tseganesh. They both are cute toddlers and Yabsira loves to play with his sister Tseganesh. They have an older brother too. Yabsira’s dad is a shoe-shiner with limited income while his mom is a housewife and takes care of their babies at home.

Yabesera 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. Unfortunately, he contracted measles last year and could not undergo surgery. His mother brought him to our facility and requested to proceed with the surgery now and the family appeals for financial help.

Fortunately, Yabesera is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yabsira’s mom said, “We can’t afford the medical bill. I used to wash clothes for income but once the children were born, I had to take care of them. We are living by the income of my husband only and it is very limited to maintain the family’s needs. The community helps us by giving food and milk for our babies. But still, they are nutritionally badly affected. They didn’t start walking as a result of it. We came here by the support of an organization. We are here with the hope of getting treatment for our boy.” 

Yabesera is a young boy from Ethiopia. Yabsira has a twin sister named Tseganesh. They both are cute toddlers and Yabsira loves to play with...

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Yabesera's Timeline

  • January 4, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yabesera was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • January 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yabesera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yabesera's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yabesera 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.

  • April 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yabesera's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Yabesera'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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