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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
raised
$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 05, 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 01, 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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Than

Than is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, three daughters, three sons, son-in-law and granddaughter. Than and her family moved from Burma to Thailand ten years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband, her oldest daughter, one son, and her son-in-law work as day labourers on their employer’s farm, growing and harvesting tapioca, corn, and cabbage. Her two other sons go to school, while her youngest daughter and her granddaughter are too young to go to school. Than and her second oldest daughter are homemakers. On November 7th, 2020, Than discovered that she had an incisional hernia. Currently, Than experiences abdominal pain throughout the week and has to take pain medication to decrease her pain. She feels uncomfortable when she sits, and when she is in pain, she has to walk or lie down for the pain to ease. Fortunately, on January 28th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Than's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 28th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and go about her daily activities normally. Than shared, “I was so happy when I learned that I was to go to Mae Tao Clinic [and later Mae Sot Hospital] for treatment. My children are also happy that I will receive treatment with help from donors.”

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$402to go

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