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Success! Erick from Kenya raised $570 to grow up healthy.

Erick
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  • $570 raised, $0 to go
$570
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2015.

Photo of Erick post-operation

December 16, 2015

Erick received successful surgery.

“Erick’s testicles were successfully dropped in the scrotal sac,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “This has greatly minimized the risk of infertility and development of an inguinal hernia. It will also prevent testicular torsion in adolescence and maintain the appearance of a normal scrotum as boys with one visible testicle are frequently subjected to teasing.”

Erick shares, “I am happy and I have nothing to be worried about. My teachers say I am performing better in school and I believe it’s because I am treated now like any other boy. Thank you so much.”

"Erick’s testicles were successfully dropped in the scrotal sac," explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF)...

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September 24, 2015

This is Erick, a 14-year-old high school student from Kenya who lives with his parents and younger brother.

Erick was born with undescended testicles. This condition, if left untreated, could lead to complications such as testicular cancer, the development of a hernia, or infertility in the future.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares that Erick’s parents have raised $220 towards treating his condition, which includes all of their savings. Unfortunately, with their sparse income, they are unable to fund the entire amount for their son’s surgery.

For $570, doctors will perform a double orchidopexy surgery to correct Erick’s condition and prevent any future complications.

“If I get treated, I won’t have to worry about anything and therefore, I will improve in my studies. I hope to be great in future,” says Erick.

This is Erick, a 14-year-old high school student from Kenya who lives with his parents and younger brother. Erick was born with undescend...

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Erick's Timeline

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Erick was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erick received treatment. 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.

  • October 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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