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Elvis from Kenya raised $655 to treat hypospadias.

Elvis
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  • $655 raised, $0 to go
$655
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Fully funded
Elvis's treatment was fully funded on November 14, 2015.

Photo of Elvis post-operation

November 24, 2015

Elvis received surgery to treat hypospadias.

“Elvis’ hypospadias repair surgery was successful. He seems more jovial a few days after the surgery, and could pass urine with minimal pain,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

“When I realized my son was sick I could not stop thinking about the cost, when I learnt Watsi could help I got a relief. I wish there was a better way to reach out to you, for now all I can do is pray for more blessings on you and hope to lend an helping hand to those in need,” says Elvis’ mother.

"Elvis’ hypospadias repair surgery was successful. He seems more jovial a few days after the surgery, and could pass urine with minimal pain...

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October 30, 2015

Meet Elvis, an eight-month-old boy from Kenya. Elvis’ father is a long-distance truck driver and his mother stays home to take care of him.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares that Elvis was born with hypospadias – a developmental condition in which the urethra is unable to grow to its full length. As a result, the urethral opening is located towards the middle, bottom-side of the penis. “Elvis’ parents had never heard of hypospadias until their only son was born with the condition,” AMHF tells us.

AMHF continues, “When they further investigated, they were told about this condition and how much it would cost to repair it – a price they cannot afford.” Despite their efforts, Elvis’ parents have been unable to raise the funds necessary for this life-altering surgery for their son.

For $655, Elvis can receive a hypospadias repair and 10 days of recovery in the hospital. This surgery provides a long-term solution to this condition by extending the length of the urethra.

“It is undoubtedly disheartening to hear about Elvis’ condition,” shares Elvis’ mother. “But what gives me this gleam of hope is the fact that it can be corrected and he will grow to have a fulfilling life just like any other child.”

Meet Elvis, an eight-month-old boy from Kenya. Elvis’ father is a long-distance truck driver and his mother stays home to take care of him. ...

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Elvis's Timeline

  • October 30, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 5, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elvis 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 9, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elvis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 14, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elvis's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elvis. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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