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Success! Onesmus from Kenya raised $631 to fund corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Onesmus
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  • $631 raised, $0 to go
$631
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$0
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Fully funded
Onesmus's treatment was fully funded on July 10, 2021.

Photo of Onesmus post-operation

July 19, 2021

Onesmus underwent corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Onesmus underwent a successful hypospadias repair surgery to treat his birth condition. The surgery was finished in three hours and he was happy to be able to have food six hours after his surgery. Onesmus is feeling great and the affected area has healed very well. Onesmus will still require a second and final stage repair for full functioning of the affected area.

Onesmus’ mother is grateful that his son has finally had surgery. She says, “I have been to so many hospitals. I lost hope. I lost myself. I started worrying about his future. But now there is a new hope within the family that Onesmus could have a normal life.”

Onesmus underwent a successful hypospadias repair surgery to treat his birth condition. The surgery was finished in three hours and he was h...

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June 18, 2021

Onesmus is a playful student who is almost five years old. Onesmus is one of three children. He was born with hypospadias along with his brother. His father works as a public transit driver to provide for the family while his mother earns wages from a grocery business to support their family’s earnings. The family lives in a two-roomed iron-built rental house.

Onesmus was born with a congenital abnormality called hypospadias that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility in the future.

Fortunately, Onesmus is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $631 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Onesmus’ mother says, “My biggest prayer is to see him well.”

Onesmus is a playful student who is almost five years old. Onesmus is one of three children. He was born with hypospadias along with his bro...

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Onesmus's Timeline

  • June 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Onesmus was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Onesmus received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital 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.

  • June 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Onesmus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Onesmus's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Onesmus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $631 for Onesmus's treatment
Hospital Fees
$222
Medical Staff
$246
Medication
$50
Supplies
$67
Labs
$16
Other
$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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.