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Success! Azariyas from Ethiopia raised $1,293 to fund hypospadias repair surgery.

Azariyas
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$1,293
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Fully funded
Azariyas's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Azariyas post-operation

January 10, 2022

Azariyas underwent hypospadias repair surgery.

Azariyas’ surgery proceeded well—both his surgery and post-op course was smooth and went as expected. This procedure will enable Azariyas to grow up healthy and not be at risk for future complications.

Azariyas’ parents said “We are so happy for the surgery. He is very well today. He was suffering a lot. I hope we will always remember the relief from the suffering. And I hope he will be like any other children in the future.”

Azariyas' surgery proceeded well—both his surgery and post-op course was smooth and went as expected. This procedure will enable Azariyas to...

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October 28, 2021

Azariyas is a curious and active toddler from Ethiopia who loves to play with his parents. He is an only child, and he loves running and playing football. His father is a day laborer, who also farms a small piece of land. His mother is a housewife, and was a student before she gave birth.

Azariyas was born with hypospadias, a birth condition that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility and other complications.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Azariyas receive treatment. On November 4th, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Azariyas’s father shared with a hopeful smile, “After the treatment, I hope our boy will heal and start to stand and pee. One day I hope he will reach a place in life that I couldn’t.”

Azariyas is a curious and active toddler from Ethiopia who loves to play with his parents. He is an only child, and he loves running and pla...

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Azariyas's Timeline

  • October 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Azariyas 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.

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Azariyas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Azariyas's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Azariyas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,293 for Azariyas'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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Heng is a 16-year-old student from Cambodia in the 11th grade. His father is a roof builder and his mother stays at home. He has two older sisters who live at home, but have finished school and work outside of the home. In his free time, Heng enjoys reading books, exercising, fishing, and listening to music. At school, he likes math and would like to go into Information Technology. In June 2022, Heng was in a motorcycle collision where he fractured his right shoulder, femur, and hand, as well as both clavicles and several facial bones. His family took him to a local government hospital for surgery, but five months later, he still cannot move his right shoulder, elbow, wrist, or fingers. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Heng has difficulty with daily tasks, feels poorly, and has stopped going to school due to his injury. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Heng receive treatment. He traveled to CSC's care center, the only center in Cambodia where the required treatment is available. On November 14th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to move his shoulder and use his hand. Now, he needs help raising $709 to fund his procedure and care. Heng's mother shared, "we hope Heng will recover and use his shoulder and arm again after surgery."

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