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

Yosef
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yosef's treatment was fully funded on February 23, 2017.

Photo of Yosef post-operation

February 23, 2017

Yosef underwent corrective surgery.

He is now recovering well. He is walking, playing, and laughing happily. His mother is thankful and happy that he underwent surgery.

Yosef’s mother says, “I was in so much distress…Now I am so happy that he got this treatment, and all my worries have just fled like this. I am so thankful and happy for the free surgery my baby got through Watsi.”

He is now recovering well. He is walking, playing, and laughing happily. His mother is thankful and happy that he underwent surgery. Yose...

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November 8, 2016

Yosef is a three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a friendly child who loves to play. Yosef has a five-year-old sister, and both of his parents are teachers at the public school.

Yosef was born with a condition that affects his urinary function. He experiences uncomfortable symptoms, and his parents worry that the condition will cause him trouble in the future.

For the past three years, Yosef’s mother has been out of work taking care of Yosef. His father’s income only covers the family’s essential needs. The family needs help to fund this $1,231 procedure.

Yosef’s father says, “We can’t afford the medical bill because currently––and for the past three years––I was the one who worked to support our family, and my income is not enough to cover the medical bill.”

Yosef is a three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a friendly child who loves to play. Yosef has a five-year-old sister, and both of his par...

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Yosef's Timeline

  • November 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 15, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yosef's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 06, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yosef 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 23, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yosef's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yosef's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Yosef'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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