DOB: December 19th, 2009
Oscar Emilio is 3 ½ years old and weighs only 15 pounds. He came into our clinic severely malnourished and with diarrhea. He appears to have downs syndrome and can’t walk or talk. Oscar has one older brother who is five and one younger brother so is 1 ½ years old. He and his brothers live with their parents and their paternal grandparents in a one room house made of concrete and wooden boards with a cement floor and a tin roof. Oscar’s father works as a day laborer at a nearby sugar can factory. They are renting the land where their house is located. The family eats beans, rice, eggs and pasta with tortillas. Oscar needs the help of two sponsors to help provide him with nutritional support and physical therapies so he can learn to walk and talk.