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.