Aleyda was successfully treated for malnutrition.
Aleyda has been growing steadily since she began to receive formula, growth monitoring, and her grandmother started receiving home visits for nutritional education. Aleyda’s grandmother is incredibly happy to have Aleyda in her life, even though her daughter-in-law died, because she is a widow and most of her children are out of the house. She spends all of her time dedicated to Aleyda and is doing an incredible job applying what she has been learning as part of the nutritional classes to Aleyda’s therapy. She has not gotten sick since starting treatment and her grandmother says she is a lot more curious about the world around her. We are excited to see how she grows in the several couple months of treatment!
Her grandmother says, “I am so appreciative for the support that Aleyda is receiving. I have seen the changes from the formula–she has been gaining weight for the first time and is growing!”
Aleyda has been growing steadily since she began to receive formula, growth monitoring, and her grandmother started receiving home visits fo...
Aleyda was born one month ago in Guatemala. Sadly, her mother passed away during her birth, but the medical team was able to perform an emergency cesarian section and save Aleyda. She had to be in the hospital for the first two weeks of her life because of fluid on her lungs, but now that she is home, she is acutely malnourished and needs formula right away to be able to gain weight.
Aleyda is being taken care of by her father and her grandmother. Aleyda’s father is a farm worker, who cultivates corn and beans which he uses to feed the family and sells whatever is extra in the market. They live on only a couple dollars per day, and are struggling to make ends meet–meaning the expensive formula Aleyda needs to survive is far out of reach.
Although Aleyda is very sick, treatment is simple. She will receive formula, a personalized dietary plan from our nutritionist, and her grandmother will receive intensive motivational education so she knows how to feed Aleyda so she can recover and have a normal and healthy childhood.
“We need help with the formula so Aleyda can grow healthy,” her father shared.
Aleyda was born one month ago in Guatemala. Sadly, her mother passed away during her birth, but the medical team was able to perform an emer...