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Success! Maxwell from Kenya raised $770 to fund surgery for his hypospadias.

Maxwell
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  • $770 raised, $0 to go
$770
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maxwell's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2020.

Photo of Maxwell post-operation

August 6, 2020

Maxwell underwent surgery for his hypospadias condition.

Maxwell had successful surgery with our Medical Partner. His mother will continue to bring him for clinical follow ups for the doctor to assess his recovery. They are relived that he can now pass urine without any complications.

Maxwell’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for your help in supporting my son’s care.”

Maxwell had successful surgery with our Medical Partner. His mother will continue to bring him for clinical follow ups for the doctor to ass...

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June 17, 2020

Maxwell is a 3-year-old from Kenya. He is an only child, his father owns a small butchery, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom.

Maxwell 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, Maxwell is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $770 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“It will be a great joy to see Maxwell’s condition fully treated,” shared Maxwell’s mother.

Maxwell is a 3-year-old from Kenya. He is an only child, his father owns a small butchery, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Maxwell...

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Maxwell's Timeline

  • June 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maxwell's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maxwell 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.

  • August 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maxwell's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 06, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maxwell's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $770 for Maxwell's treatment
Hospital Fees
$754
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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