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

Jayden
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  • $700 raised, $0 to go
$700
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on June 2, 2020.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

September 10, 2020

Jayden underwent hypospadius surgery.

Our medical partner just shared good news that Jayden had successful surgery at their hospital. Being the first stage of surgery, Jayden’s mother is happy and relieved that his treatment has started and he is on the way to a healthier future. She now brings Jayden for follow-up clinic reviews, hoping that he will get well soon and be scheduled for his 2nd stage surgery. She is tremendously thankful for the help and support.

Jayden’s mother told us, “I feel relieved, happy, and thankful.”

Our medical partner just shared good news that Jayden had successful surgery at their hospital. Being the first stage of surgery, Jayden’s m...

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April 30, 2020

Jayden is a baby boy from Kenya who sleeps still and peacefully on his mother’s lap as we meet with his family. He was diagnosed with hypospadias at birth. This is a condition where the urethral orifice is abnormally placed. His parents were advised to seek specialized treatment. They went to the nearest provincial hospital, but funds proved hard to get and he was not able to receive treatment. Recently, Jayden’s father saw a poster from Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids about the possibility of surgery and decided to make the call. Upon review at the care center, doctors recommend a series of two surgeries to provide treatment for Jayden. If not treated, Jayden is at risk of suffering fertility issues and stigma from having an irregular flow of urine.

Jayden’s mother is a housewife while his father takes up any casual tasks from construction to fetching water for the neighbors or tilling land amongst other tasks to sufficiently provide for his family. Their family lives in the Central region of Kenya. They have just enrolled with the National Health Insurance program, but are not able to raise the funds needed thus are appealing for help.

Fortunately, Jayden is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on May 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I was excited to know that there is a possibility of us getting assistance from you,” says Jayden’s mother.

Jayden is a baby boy from Kenya who sleeps still and peacefully on his mother’s lap as we meet with his family. He was diagnosed with hyposp...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jayden was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 11, 2020
    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.

  • June 02, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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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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