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Success! Yonas from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund corrective surgery.

Yonas
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yonas's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Yonas post-operation

February 6, 2018

Yonas underwent corrective surgery.

He is recovering well. His condition was corrected and any future complications have been prevented.

He is recovering well. His condition was corrected and any future complications have been prevented....

January 22, 2018

Yonas is a child from Ethiopia. He is an outstanding student whose good grades earned him a sponsorship to study in an international school. He enjoys studying language and playing volleyball with his friends. His mother is a single mother who makes injera (flat Ethiopian bread) for a living.

Yonas 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, Yonas is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

His mother says, “It is our hope to get the surgery and to find our child in a better physical status.”

Yonas is a child from Ethiopia. He is an outstanding student whose good grades earned him a sponsorship to study in an international school....

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Yonas's Timeline

  • January 22, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yonas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yonas received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yonas's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yonas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Yonas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • 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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