Yordi is a young boy from Guatemala. Yordi was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and was operated on for the first time when he was just three days old. He is cared for with the greatest affection by his parents, and he is a loving, playful young boy.
Yordi needs to undergo surgery to treat cryptorchidism. Cryptorchidism—or undescended testicles—is a condition commonly found in young boys who were born prematurely, as Yordi was. In order to treat this condition, he will undergo a simple surgery that relocates the undescended testicle into its proper position. If left untreated, Yordi could be at risk for a variety of reproductive illnesses in the future, including inguinal hernia, infertility, and testicular cancer.
On February 22, Yordi will undergo a procedure called an orchidopexy, which is surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there. $1,500 will pay for his laboratory testing, medication, travel, and accompaniment. This treatment will lessen Yordi’s chances of developing complications later in life.
Yordi’s mother says, “I hope that Yordi can grow well so that in the future he is intelligent and can go to school.”