Meet Davis, a 20-month-old boy who lives in Uganda with his mother. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation (KF) tells us, “Davis likes music and prefers to dance alone. Davis is the first child in the family.”
Davis has severe acute malnutrition which has negatively affected his development. “Due to malnutrition, Davis has faced development problems early into his childhood growth,” KF explains. “Davis has low weight, lethargy, respiratory complications, and diarrhea.” Davis’ mother works at a tea nursery. She often does not make enough money to afford rent and food for her family.
$375 will provide Davis with the treatment he needs. KF explains, “Davis will receive a therapeutic milk treatment to address his malnutrition. Therapeutic milk is a nutrient-rich food supplement that will gradually introduce essential nutrients into Davis’s diet. This will be a slow process—allowing his system to slowly adjust to the changes.”
To ensure that Davis receives nutrients in the future, his mother will also enroll in a health education program with a focus on nutrition.
Davis’ mother says, “I would like to thank everyone who is raising support towards my son Davis.”