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Success! Morgan from Kenya raised $700 to fund corrective surgery.

Morgan
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  • $700 raised, $0 to go
$700
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Morgan's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2019.

Photo of Morgan post-operation

August 3, 2019

Morgan underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful!

“I pray that you who all made this possible will never at any time lack,” says Morgan’s mother.

Surgery was successful! "I pray that you who all made this possible will never at any time lack," says Morgan’s mother....

July 1, 2019

Morgan is a baby from Kenya. He 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, Morgan is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 2. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“We hope to get financial assistance towards Morgan’s surgical care,” says Morgan’s guardian.

Morgan is a baby from Kenya. He was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he w...

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Morgan's Timeline

  • July 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Morgan 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.

  • July 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Morgan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Morgan's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 03, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Morgan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Morgan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.