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Success! Prince from Kenya raised $535 to fund corrective surgery.

Prince
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$535
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$0
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Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Prince post-operation

June 27, 2018

Prince underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful. This has greatly minimized the risk of infertility and lessened the risk of testicular cancer and development of an inguinal hernia.

His mother says, “Thank you for helping my son access treatment and for that I am grateful.”

Surgery was successful. This has greatly minimized the risk of infertility and lessened the risk of testicular cancer and development of an ...

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May 28, 2018

Prince is a baby from Kenya. He is the only child to his young parents. The family lives in a one-roomed house in Central Kenya. Prince’s father works as a waiter in a small local hotel, while his mother stays at home caring for him.

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

Prince will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 5. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“We will be very grateful if Prince gets financial help to facilitate the surgery,” says Prince’s mother

Prince is a baby from Kenya. He is the only child to his young parents. The family lives in a one-roomed house in Central Kenya. Prince's fa...

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Prince's Timeline

  • May 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 01, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prince 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.

  • June 27, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Prince's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prince's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy (Single)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $535 for Prince's treatment
Hospital Fees
$530
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
  • 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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