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Success! Jayden from Kenya raised $735 to fund surgery to treat his hypospadias.

Jayden
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  • $735 raised, $0 to go
$735
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jayden's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2020.

Photo of Jayden post-operation

October 18, 2020

Jayden underwent surgery to treat his hypospadias.

Jayden had successful surgery in our medical partner’s facility. His condition was treated and now Jayden can pass urine properly without complications. His parents are happy for the success of the surgery and are now closely following the doctor’s instruction on taking care of Jayden. His doctor is working closely with his family to monitor a healthy recovery.

Jayden’s mother shared, “Your support has really blessed us.”

Jayden had successful surgery in our medical partner's facility. His condition was treated and now Jayden can pass urine properly without co...

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August 17, 2020

Jayden is a baby from Kenya. He is a twin child. Jayden’s father unfortunately suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized. His mother owns a small shop, but due to their difficult financial state, they are unable to afford Jayden’s medical care.

Jayden 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, Jayden is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 18th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $735 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Jayden’s mother says, “I will be relieved and happy when my son gets treated.”

Jayden is a baby from Kenya. He is a twin child. Jayden’s father unfortunately suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized. His mother o...

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Jayden's Timeline

  • August 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jayden received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • August 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 12, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayden's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $735 for Jayden's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
Other
$35
  • 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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