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Patras Masih Needs Our Help!
$345 raised
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Ended Oct 4, 2013
Hello freinds. Meet a Patras Masih, a little two year boy from Tobe Tek Singh, Pakistan. Patras was born with a common birth defect that has developed into hydrocele. A hydrocele is a scrotal collection of clear fluid ("hydro" = water) in a thin ...
Hello Freinds. Meet Patras Masih, a little two year boy from Tobe Tek Singh, Pakistan. Patras was born with a common birth defect that has developed into a hydrocele. A hydrocele is a scrotal collection of clear fluid ("hydro" = water) in a thin walled sack ("cele" = swelling) that also contains the testicle. A hydrocele may involve either one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the scrotum.
Between the 28th and 36th week of gestation, the testes, associated blood vessels and nerves migrate from the upper posterior abdominal wall adjacent to the kidneys to the lower abdominal cavity and through a tunnel (inguinal canal) into the scrotum. As each gonad exits the pelvic region through the inguinal canal into the scrotum, it is preceded by a thinly lined "sack" called the process vaginalis. Once the testes and associated structures have entered the scrotum, the trailing end of the process vaginalis generally closes off, completely isolating the contents of the abdominal cavity and obstructing their passage into the inguinal canal or scrotum. Should this closure be incomplete and the communication narrow, free fluid in the abdominal cavity (peritoneal fluid) may seep into and through the process vaginalis and collect in the scrotum forming a hydrocele.
The good news is the condition is not life threatening and can be surgically repaired. In 95% of congenital (present at birth) hydroceles, the natural history is one of gradual and complete resolution by one year of age. For those lasting longer than one year or for those non-communicating hydroceles that manifest after the first year, surgical repair is indicated since these rarely resolve spontaneously.
I am looking for a handful of friends who will partner with me and send the funds needed for Patras to receive the corrective surgery. The finacial need is $650 and covers the medical proceedure, required medications, Fundrazr admisistration fees, and Western Union transaction fees. You can simply give through this page or send funds via PayPal to bargerider@yahoo.com, or send a check made out to Vernon Brant at 3364 Justis Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Please help me hel this little boy. God Bless!
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