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Success! Jayden from Kenya raised $847 to fund surgery for a birth condition.

Jayden
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$847
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Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

January 6, 2022

Jayden underwent surgery for a birth condition.

Our medical partner shared that Jayden’s surgery was done successfully with no problems arising during and after the procedure. He’s now back him and his parents will bring him back soon for post-op follow up. From the doctors’ remarks, his recovery process from the surgery is going very well and he can now pass urine with ease.

Jayden’s parents said: “We are happy to be blessed through this donor program.”

Our medical partner shared that Jayden’s surgery was done successfully with no problems arising during and after the procedure. He's now bac...

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November 4, 2021

Jayden is a quiet, shy two-year-old boy. He is the youngest in a family of three children. His mother works as a waitress in a local hotel while his father recently took on a new job as an uber driver.

Jayden was born with hypospadias, a congenital condition that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and be at risk of infertility.

Jayden’s parents learned about our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), through a local television station. When Jayden turned two, his parents brought him to AMH’s care center for examination. On November 8th, Jayden will undergo corrective surgery. AHM is requesting $847 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Jayden’s mother shared, “As a family, we are really looking forward to Jayden being able to have treatment.”

Jayden is a quiet, shy two-year-old boy. He is the youngest in a family of three children. His mother works as a waitress in a local hotel w...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • November 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 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.

  • January 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $847 for Jayden's treatment
Hospital Fees
$580
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$41
Supplies
$138
Labs
$18
Other
$41
  • 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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Arnold

Arnold is a 40-year-old married man with three children; aged 15, 10, and 3. He is a truck driver and his wife helps take care of their family and home. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, his work has decreased. Also, his driving license is currently expired which means that he cannot work as a truck driver until he's able to renew the license. Since last year, Arnold has had a chronic cough. He sought medical care and tested negative for Tuberculosis more than four times; he was frequently put on antibiotics. Late last year, he started noticing a protruding swelling on his neck along with his persistent cough. He again sought medical attention from a health center and was referred to the public hospital. At the hospital, they suspected that he had a goiter and was referred to Partners in Hope (PIH) for thyroid tests since the other facility had no reagents for these tests. At PiH, Arnold was diagnosed with goiter. Doctors recommend that he has his thyroid removed in a procedure called thyroidectomy. A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although goiters are usually painless, a large goiter can cause a cough, irritation and may also cause difficulty in swallowing and breathing. Arnold is afraid that his thyroid might grow bigger if he does not have it removed. It is expected that after surgery, the symptoms will heal and his neck will return to its normal size. Arnold appeals for financial assistance as he is not financially able to pay for the surgery. Arnold says, "My worry is that the goiter might grow bigger. I hope to get treatment before the condition worsens."

71% funded

71%funded
$727raised
$288to go

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