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Ryan from Kenya raised $540 to treat an undescended testicle.

Ryan
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Ryan's treatment was fully funded on November 2, 2015.

Photo of Ryan post-operation

November 10, 2015

Ryan received treatment for his undescended testicle.

“Ryan’s left testicle was successfully dropped in the scrotal sac,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares. “This will minimize the risk of infertility and lessen the chance of an inguinal hernia and/or testicular cancer.”

“I am immensely grateful for your invaluable support towards my son’s treatment,” says Ryan’s mother.

"Ryan’s left testicle was successfully dropped in the scrotal sac," our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares. "Thi...

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October 14, 2015

Meet Ryan, a two-year-old boy from Kenya. This smiling toddler is the youngest of his family and lives with his parents and older brother.

A month ago, Ryan’s mother was bathing him and noticed that his scrotal sac looked abnormal. After a trip to the doctor, Ryan was diagnosed as having an undescended left testicle. “Ryan’s left testis did not drop in the scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

Normally, testicles naturally descend about six months after birth. Occasionally, this process does not happen on its own and medical intervention is required to prevent further health complications. If left untreated, Ryan is at higher risk of developing an inguinal hernia, testicular cancer, or experiencing infertility in the future.

Ryan’s mother runs a hair salon business while his father sells scrap metal within their community. Their modest combined income is not enough to afford Ryan’s surgical needs.

With $540, Ryan will receive treatment for his condition. He will receive an orchidopexy, a surgery that involves moving his left testis into its proper place within the scrotum. After this procedure, Ryan will stay at the hospital for an additional three days, ensuring he has access to all of the medical care he needs to safely recover.

This operation provides a long-term solution for Ryan’s condition, greatly reducing the likelihood of experiencing further complications as he continues to develop.

Ryan’s mother shares, “My son’s condition caught me by surprise, and I had no idea it would require surgical care. I hope he gets treated to prevent the effects of his condition.”

Meet Ryan, a two-year-old boy from Kenya. This smiling toddler is the youngest of his family and lives with his parents and older brother. ...

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Ryan's Timeline

  • October 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ryan received treatment. 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.

  • November 2, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ryan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ryan's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ryan. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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