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Ryan from Kenya raised $676 to fund corrective surgery.

Ryan
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  • $676 raised, $0 to go
$676
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ryan's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Ryan post-operation

September 10, 2018

Ryan underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful, and he is now recovering.

“I am happy that I see improvement in my child’s condition,” says his mother.

Surgery was successful, and he is now recovering. “I am happy that I see improvement in my child’s condition," says his mother....

August 10, 2018

Ryan is a boy from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. He cannot wait to join his siblings in school.

Ryan 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, Ryan is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $676 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I look forward to his condition being rectified successfully,” Ryan’s mother says.

Ryan is a boy from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. He cannot wait to join his siblings in school. Ryan was born...

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Ryan's Timeline

  • August 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ryan received treatment at Nazareth Hospital. 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 15, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ryan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 10, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ryan. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ryan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $676 for Ryan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$379
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$21
Supplies
$246
Labs
$30
  • 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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