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Success! Allan from Tanzania raised $1,086 to fund hypospadias treatment.

Allan
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$1,086
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$0
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Fully funded
Allan's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2020.

Photo of Allan post-operation

July 9, 2020

Allan underwent hypospadias treatment.

Allan had a successful surgery that has helped correct his hypospadias, a condition which requires several staged surgeries. Although he still needs further surgical intervention to fully correct his condition and lead a normal life, this was an important step towards the improvement of his health.

Allan’s mother shared, “Thank you for helping, all of this wouldn’t have been possible without your help and support. May God continue to give you all strength to be able to continue helping even more children in need like my baby.”

Allan had a successful surgery that has helped correct his hypospadias, a condition which requires several staged surgeries. Although he sti...

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June 1, 2020

Allan is a child from Tanzania. His mother is a single mother who works at a local restaurant as a cook in order to support her baby.

Allan 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, Allan is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 2nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,086 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Allan’s mother says, “Please help my son get this treatment so that he can be able to grow up into a normal man.”

Allan is a child from Tanzania. His mother is a single mother who works at a local restaurant as a cook in order to support her baby. All...

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Allan's Timeline

  • June 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Allan received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Allan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Allan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Allan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,086 for Allan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$988
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$54
Supplies
$0
Labs
$29
  • 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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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

88% funded

88%funded
$1,106raised
$141to go

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