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Success! Elias from Kenya raised $754 to fund an orchidopexy.

Elias
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  • $754 raised, $0 to go
$754
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$0
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Fully funded
Elias's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Elias post-operation

December 10, 2020

Elias underwent an orchidopexy.

Elias has a history of undescended testes since birth and he was recommended to undergo orchidopexy surgery to avoid the adverse effect of the condition that include future infertility. Doctors shared that he had a successful surgery and all went smoothly as planned. They do not expect that he will need any more surgeries, but he will need to visit the clinic for review and follow up to ensure he is healing fully.

Elias’s grandmother told us, “I am happy my grandchild was able to get the surgery. I know he will be able to give me great-grandkids in the future.”

Elias has a history of undescended testes since birth and he was recommended to undergo orchidopexy surgery to avoid the adverse effect of t...

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October 30, 2020

Elias is a young student from Kenya and is a happy young boy. He is the second-born child in a family of three children. He is currently in 4th grade and aspires to be an engineer in the future.

Elias was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Elias has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

However, treatment is costly for Elias’s family. Both of his parents are labourers who depend on manual jobs to feed their family. His mother washes clothes, and his father works in construction sites. They both lack a stable income since the jobs and payments depend on the availability of work. There are times when they go without work for several days.

Elias will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo an orchidopexy, which is a corrective surgery, on November 12th. AMHF is requesting $754 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Elias shared, “I want to study hard and become an engineer when I grow up. For now, the doctors told me that I needed to get treatment to help me grow into a healthy man.”

Elias is a young student from Kenya and is a happy young boy. He is the second-born child in a family of three children. He is currently in ...

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Elias's Timeline

  • October 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 31, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elias received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elias's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elias's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $754 for Elias's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16
Other
$36

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Isaack

Isaack is an energetic 21-year-old from Kiambu County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. His mother works as a housewife and his father works as a small businessman and lives in western Kenya. Isaack works on construction sites and enjoys playing football during his free time. Last Sunday, Isaack was playing football with his friends when he bumped into a fellow player and fell. Instantly they knew his injury was serious because his tibial shaft assumed a C-like shape and begun to swell. Isaack was brought to Nazareth Hospital. The fracture was stabilized with a splint. Isaack was instructed to go home and await for potential surgery while the swelling went down. Upon review by the surgeon, an implant is recommended to ensure he heals. When Isaack was informed of the money required for surgery he asked the surgeon if there was any other treatment option because he had no way to raise the funds necessary and his family was not in a position to contribute to his bill. The surgeon explained that the nature of the fracture requires surgery for proper healing and referred him to the Watsi-AMH program. If not treated the fracture on Isaack’s left leg may heal with a deformity leading to reduced functionality of his left lower limb, thus affecting his mobility, which is an important for allowing him to work and earn money to support himself and his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner AMH can help. On September 2nd, Isaack will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. If treated, the fracture on Isaack’s left leg will heal without any deformity and allow him to walk with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Isaack remarked, “I look forward to the day I will be able to play on the football field again and go to work with ease so that I can fend for myself as I am used to.”

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$781raised
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