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Success! Roy from Kenya raised $735 to fund surgery for his hypospadias condition.

Roy
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  • $735 raised, $0 to go
$735
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Roy's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Roy post-operation

October 14, 2020

Roy underwent surgery for his hypospadias condition.

Roy had a successful surgery in our partner hospital. The surgery has made it possible for Roy to pass urine properly. His grandmother brings him to regular clinic checkups for the doctor to assess his recovery. The surgery has brought great joy to his grandmother.

Roy’s grandmother shared, “I am very happy and grateful for your financial support!”

Roy had a successful surgery in our partner hospital. The surgery has made it possible for Roy to pass urine properly. His grandmother bring...

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August 3, 2020

Roy is a child from Kenya. His grandmother prunes coffee plants at a coffee plantation and his father is a casual laborer. Due to family issues, his mother left him and his older sibling with their father who later left them under their grandmother’s care.

Roy 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, Roy is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 4th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Roy’s grandmother shared, “I would like to see my grandchild in good health.”

Roy is a child from Kenya. His grandmother prunes coffee plants at a coffee plantation and his father is a casual laborer. Due to family iss...

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Roy's Timeline

  • August 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 4, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Roy 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.

  • August 5, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $735 for Roy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$35
  • 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.