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Success! Jimmy from Kenya raised $700 to fund hypospadias repair.

Jimmy
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  • $700 raised, $0 to go
$700
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jimmy's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2019.

Photo of Jimmy post-operation

January 16, 2020

Jimmy underwent hypospadias repair.

Jimmy had successful surgery to repair his defect. He now can urinate normally and his risk of infertility has greatly been minimized. Jimmy is excited that a circumcision was also completed with the defect repair and feels he’s no different to his peers.

“I am happy. I was afraid I would miss out on getting this treatment. Thank you so much,” says Jimmy.

Jimmy had successful surgery to repair his defect. He now can urinate normally and his risk of infertility has greatly been minimized. Jimmy...

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November 27, 2019

Jimmy is a young student from Kenya. Jimmy lives with his elder brother after their mother left them in 2010 feigning to go to work never to be seen again. He has been in school under the mercies of his teachers and well-wishers. His elder brother the sole provider washes cars and does construction tasks to sustain his needs and those of his younger brother.

Jimmy 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, Jimmy is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on December 2nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I hope I will get treated,” says Jimmy.

Jimmy is a young student from Kenya. Jimmy lives with his elder brother after their mother left them in 2010 feigning to go to work never to...

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Jimmy's Timeline

  • November 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jimmy was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jimmy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jimmy 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.

  • December 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jimmy's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jimmy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Jimmy'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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