Ruphat, Cedric, Yannick and Nkolo have similar problems, cannot urinate without experiencing tremendous pain. Because of this they do not urinate more than two times a day. Understandable as this is, it does them no good. They only develop more bladder problems such as incontinence, cysts in the testicles or penis, pulmonary embolism. This can eventually lead these boys being castrated in order to safe their lives.
In order to prevent these disastrous issues from worsening, leading to castration, they have to properly operated in Yaounde, Cameroon. They will have to undergo surgery to remove the cyst that two of the boys have developed and to repair the foreskin on all the boys. Medicines must be taken to fight off the various infections the contracted. At this stage the boys have an excellent change to a complete recovery. But we have to operate now!
These boys have no live. Because of this problem they find it difficult to play and be carefree. Walking and running are physically painful. But it's also emotionally draining for them; they don't fit in with other youngsters, they view themselves as 'not normal' which makes them very sad. Long term effects will be that their lives are saved but they will also get their childhood back and the joy of living. Which for them is everything.