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Gift from Kenya raised $655 to help him urinate normally.

Gift
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  • $655 raised, $0 to go
$655
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$0
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Fully funded
Gift's treatment was fully funded on September 24, 2015.

Photo of Gift post-operation

January 5, 2016

Gift received successful treatment but did not require funding.

“Gift underwent successful hypospadus repair surgery,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “He is recovering well and no longer at risk of urinary tract infections. However, his final bill of treatment was much lower than we expected.”

AMHF continues that Gift’s social insurance ended up covering his treatment, meals, and hospital stay in full – which was unexpected. “At the end of his treatment, Gift’s social insurance and co-payment covered for his whole treatment,” AMHF says.

"Gift underwent successful hypospadus repair surgery," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "He is recove...

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August 31, 2015

“My hope and prayer is to have my son treated so that he can live a normal life,” says the mother of Gift, a two-year-old boy from Kenya.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “Gift’s urethral opening is abnormally placed.” This condition, known as hypospadias, is characterized by a urethral opening on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip, and often contributes to other health issues.

AMHF explains, “Gift is at risk of urinary tract infection if not treated. He will also have difficulty learning how to use the toilet because of the abnormal opening on his urethra.”

Gift’s parents have been able to raise a portion of the funds needed to pay for surgery for Gift. “It has not been easy for our family since my husband lost his job,” says Gift’s mother, who works as a hairdresser. Gift’s father, a former salesman, does odd jobs near their home to help support the family.

$655 will allow Gift to undergo surgery to repair the hypospadias. The surgery will extend the length of the urethra so that it will open at the tip of the penis. Funding also pays for 10 days of hospital care after surgery.

“Gift’s treatment will enable him pass urine through the normal opening and reduce the risk of urinary infection,” says AMHF.

“My hope and prayer is to have my son treated so that he can live a normal life,” says the mother of Gift, a two-year-old boy from Kenya. ...

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Gift's Timeline

  • August 31, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 1, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Gift was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gift's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Gift is no longer raising funds.

  • January 5, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gift's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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