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Success! Ethan from Kenya raised $735 to fund hypospadias surgery.

Ethan
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  • $735 raised, $0 to go
$735
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ethan's treatment was fully funded on October 30, 2020.

Photo of Ethan post-operation

November 14, 2020

Ethan underwent hypospadias surgery.

We just heard from our medical partner that Ethan had successful surgery at their hospital. His mother is very happy that Ethan can now pass urine properly thanks to the surgery. She now brings him to the follow-up clinic for the doctors to assess his recovery and plan for a final surgery to complete his treatment.

Ethan’s mother shared with us, “I am very much overwhelmed for the financial support.”

We just heard from our medical partner that Ethan had successful surgery at their hospital. His mother is very happy that Ethan can now pass...

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September 28, 2020

Ethan is a 2-year-old from Kenya. Ethan’s father is a bus conductor and his mother sells clothes in a market in Kayole. Being the only child in his family, his mother carries him to work with her each day.

Ethan 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, Ethan is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 29th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $735 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Ethan’s mother says, “As a family, it will be a great feeling for us when Ethan receives the required treatment.”

Ethan is a 2-year-old from Kenya. Ethan’s father is a bus conductor and his mother sells clothes in a market in Kayole. Being the only child...

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Ethan's Timeline

  • September 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ethan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ethan received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • September 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ethan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 30, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ethan's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ethan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $735 for Ethan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$35
  • 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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