Juanita Valentina Hernandez weighed just 3kg when she was born, but weeks later she started rapidly gaining weight with no apparent reason. Now the girl weights 20kg and is undergoing mediсal tests to determine the cause of her condition.
Juanita’s mother, Sandra Franco, said “When she was 15 days old she was already looking chubby, because she was born very thin.Since then she’s been gaining weight. Now she is 10 months old and I have realised she is morbidly obese.
To all mothers that have babies like this, please take care of our children if we don’t want them to get sick. Please don’t let them die from one of these diseases.”
Despite being less than one year old, young Juanita faces a bleak future if doctors won’t intervene and stop rapid weight gain. Obesity in children often causes serious heart problems and diabetes.
Fortunately the charity oragnization Chubby Hearts brought the girl to hospital in Bogota for treatment.