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Success! Henry from Kenya raised $700 to fund corrective surgery.

Henry
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$700
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Fully funded
Henry's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2018.

Photo of Henry post-operation

July 20, 2018

Henry underwent corrective surgery.

Henry had a successful surgery to correct the defect. The risk of urinary tract infections has also been reduced.

“Thank you for helping me,” says Henry.

Henry had a successful surgery to correct the defect. The risk of urinary tract infections has also been reduced. “Thank you for helping ...

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July 4, 2018

Henry is a fifth grade student from Kenya. When Henry was eight years old, his mother went to Saudi Arabia and did not return. He has been living with his grandmother, who operates a small pub. He aspires to be an engineer.

Henry 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, Henry is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 6. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I want to be an engineer when I grow up,” he says.

Henry is a fifth grade student from Kenya. When Henry was eight years old, his mother went to Saudi Arabia and did not return. He has been l...

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Henry's Timeline

  • July 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 06, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Henry received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • July 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Henry's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Henry's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 02, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Henry's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Henry's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
  • 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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9%funded
$21raised
$199to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Twongirwe

Twongirwe is a 37-year-old single mother to four. She says she separated with her husband who was an alcoholic and not healthy for their family. Twongirwe decided to go back to her parental home with her children. There she earns a living from small-scale farming where she grows food crops to feed her family and children and often sells off the surplus to generate an income. She sometimes works on other peoples farms in case she needs money and to help fund school fees for her children. Twongirwe arrived at the hospital with pain around her inguinal region associated with generalized body weakness and moderate bleeding for three years now. She also has severe backaches. This has affected her work performance since she no longer attends to her farm as her pain worsens when she is cultivating yet farming is her only source of income. Twongirwe went to a local health centre for treatment where she was examined by the doctor who told her that she may have a cyst and referred her to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Nyakibale Hospital for further care. There Twongirwe was examined by the doctor who recommended she receive an obstetric scan, which confirmed her cyst diagnosis. The medical team feels she will benefit from a cystectomy treatment for the good and betterment of her health. Twongirwe said: “I expect to get healed from my condition, have a normal health, a new life, and continue hustling to see that my children may grow well and have a brighter future.”

9% funded

9%funded
$21raised
$199to go