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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • 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). 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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