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Success! Yesuf from Ethiopia raised $561 to fund an orchidopexy procedure.

Yesuf
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  • $561 raised, $0 to go
$561
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yesuf's treatment was fully funded on March 5, 2021.

Photo of Yesuf post-operation

April 11, 2021

Yesuf underwent an orchidopexy procedure.

Yesuf’s surgery was successful! His family has now went home from the hospital and he has had a full recovery. This treatment will prevent Yesuf from future issues including testicular torsion, trauma, and other related diseases like inguinal hernia.

Yesuf’s mom shared, “I am so happy for Yesuf, thank God. Our hospital stay was good. Every service providers in the hospital are good and kind. After my experience here, I am wishing for Yesuf to get a good education and become an effective health worker.”

Yesuf's surgery was successful! His family has now went home from the hospital and he has had a full recovery. This treatment will prevent Y...

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February 28, 2021

Yesuf is a 2-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a sweet child who loves people and being with other kids. He also loves eating sweets and fruits. Yesuf is the second child to his parents. His mom used to work as a domestic worker in people’s house before, but she is now sick herself and unable to work. His dad is a shoeshiner and earns a humble income to help support their family’s needs.

Yesuf was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Yesuf has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Yesuf will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on March 4th. AMHF is requesting $561 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yesuf’s mom shared, “It is my hope that my child heals and goes to school and learns the holy Quran. ”

Yesuf is a 2-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a sweet child who loves people and being with other kids. He also loves eating sweets and fru...

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Yesuf's Timeline

  • February 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yesuf's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yesuf's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yesuf 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.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yesuf's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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Treatment
Orchidopexy (Single)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $561 for Yesuf's treatment
Hospital Fees
$529
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$27
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

One of the testicles either appears to be missing or cannot be felt in the scrotum.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Left untreated, this condition can lead to infertility. The higher temperature inside the body can affect sperm production. Men with both testicles affected are more likely to experience fertility-related issues than men with only one affected testicle. This condition can also cause inguinal hernia, in which the intestine protrudes through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Only surgery can correct this condition, which can otherwise result in intestinal damage or death. Finally, this condition is a risk factor for testicular cancer. If surgery is performed early, this risk is limited.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Undescended testis is the most common birth anomaly in boys. This condition is present in about 1-4.5% of newborns, with a higher incidence in premature babies (30-45%). Unilateral undescended testis is four times more likely than bilateral. Data on this condition is scarce in Kenya, so the true prevalence of acquired undescended testicles is still unknown.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient will stay in the hospital for an average of three days. The patient is continually monitored.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Treatment will reduce the risk of infertility, inguinal hernia, and testicular cancer.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This condition is very treatable, and the procedure is low-risk.

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?

An alternative to surgery is to use synthetic hormones that encourage the testicle to move into the scrotum. Hormone therapy is only recommended if the child’s testicle(s) are close to the scrotum. However, hormone therapy is not commonly available in Kenya.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Samuel

Samuel is a 53-year-old fisherman. He is a father of two children aged 18 and 16 years old. He separated from his wife 5 years ago, and has been taking care of the children since the separation. In December 2020, Samuel was pricked by a poisonous thorn on his foot, which left a wound running from his foot to ankle that has become severely infected. He is in pain and unable to walk comfortably. The wound threatens his mobility and could result in amputation if not urgently attended to. Initially, Samuel tried treating the wound with herbs, but there was no improvement. He visited a nearby mission facility for a checkup and dressing, where doctors treated and washed the wound, but it continued to worsen. On April 1st, Samuel was driven by a well-wisher to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital and upon review, doctors recommended an urgent debridement and skin grafting surgery. However, the cost of care is difficult for Samuel to afford. He had been depending on support from the local missionaries to pay for his previous medical bills and medication. Samuel appeals for financial support. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Samuel receive treatment. On April 2nd, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to clean off the wound and prevent further infection. Now, Samuel needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Samuel shared, “This wound is worsening by the day. I currently limp but I might lose the leg if I don’t get some surgical intervention. My fishing venture cannot even pay for the surgery.”

75% funded

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