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Success! Yeabsera from Ethiopia raised $1,293 to fund corrective surgery.

Yeabsera
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  • $1,293 raised, $0 to go
$1,293
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yeabsera's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2021.

Photo of Yeabsera post-operation

July 8, 2021

Yeabsera underwent corrective surgery and is doing very well now.

Yeabsera’s surgery proceeded as planned and the post-operation recovery was smooth. Yeabsera’s condition is now healed and he is free from further complications.

Yeabsera’s father shared their experience, “Our hospital stay was good. The service and the quality of the medical care were good. All our concern and worry diminished. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart to our supporters and to all those who helped us throughout the medical process. God rewards them all.”

Yeabsera's surgery proceeded as planned and the post-operation recovery was smooth. Yeabsera's condition is now healed and he is free from f...

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March 15, 2021

Yeabsera is a six-year-old boy from Ethiopia and an only child. Yeabsera loves to watch TV and play with his friends. His mom is a housewife and is unable to work because she has health problems. His dad works in a government office and farms part-time.

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

Fortunately, Yeabsera is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 1st. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yeabsera’s mom shared, “I look forward to Yeabsera getting a good education. I was sick and I saw how doctors helped me. And I am looking for doctors to help my child. I want him to become a doctor and help a lot of others.”

Yeabsera is a six-year-old boy from Ethiopia and an only child. Yeabsera loves to watch TV and play with his friends. His mom is a housewife...

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Yeabsera's Timeline

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yeabsera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yeabsera's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yeabsera 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.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yeabsera's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,293 for Yeabsera's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
Other
$62
  • 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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