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Success! Jayden from Kenya raised $700 to fund corrective surgery.

Jayden
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$700
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

August 23, 2017

Jayden underwent corrective surgery.

Jayden had a successful surgery to repair the defect. He no longer experiences urinary dysfunction and the risk of infertility has been prevented.

“I feel indebted to you and words cannot sufficiently express how grateful and happy I am now that my son has been treated. Be blessed,” says Jayden’s mother.

Jayden had a successful surgery to repair the defect. He no longer experiences urinary dysfunction and the risk of infertility has been prev...

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June 29, 2017

Jayden is a 16-month-old baby boy from Kenya. He lives with his mother, who is a college student.

Jayden has been diagnosed with hypospadias, a congenital disorder where the urethra is not on the tip of the penis. If left untreated, Jayden is at risk of urinary tract infections and fertility issues in the future. When he grows up, he will not be able to pass urine while standing like other boys.

Jayden is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on July 6. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I want my son to grow up knowing that we gave him the best we could, even in the absence of his father. We will be grateful for any help towards Jayden’s surgical care.” says Jayden’s mother.

Jayden is a 16-month-old baby boy from Kenya. He lives with his mother, who is a college student. Jayden has been diagnosed with hypospa...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jayden was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 06, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jayden received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Jayden's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
  • 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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