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Yetebarek is a 1-year-old boy from Ethiopia who needs $1,231 to fund hypospadias treatment.

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March 31, 2020

Yetebarek is a 12-month-old cute boy from Ethiopia, the first born to his parents. He loves to play with other kids and play with water. His mother was forced to marry at age 16, by abduction in a traditional way. She was in grade 5 at the time, and is now 20 years of age. After her wedding she was forced to drop out of school and then started work as a cleaner in a government office. Now after she gave birth to Yetebarek, she is not working any more. Yetebarek’s dad is a shoe shiner, with limited income to support his family well.

Yetebarek 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, Yetebarek is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 7th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yetebarek’s mom said, “I lay all my hope on God.”

Yetebarek is a 12-month-old cute boy from Ethiopia, the first born to his parents. He loves to play with other kids and play with water. His...

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Yetebarek's Timeline

  • March 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yetebarek's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 07, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Yetebarek was scheduled to receive treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Yetebarek is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Yetebarek's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Yetebarek's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • 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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