Meet Saul. This little boy is one of our most dramatic cases at Casa Jackson, a hospital for malnourished infants located in San Felipe de Jesus, near Antigua, Guatemala. Saul is an example of a child that has directly benefitted from the donations received from our donors worldwide.
Saul was admitted at 6 years old weighing only 17 lbs. He suffered from horrible burn like wounds, which covered his body from head to toe. He was chronically malnourished for most of the first 6 years of his life, surviving mainly on protein powder and corn flour mixed with unfiltered water, and the occasional bowl of rice and beans.
Saul was referred to Casa Jackson from the local hospital in Escuintla. He suffered from consistent diarrhea and vomiting and while at the hospital he received antibiotics and a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, his body was not able to tolerate either the transfusion or the medications, resulting in an allergic reaction that produced his burn like wounds.
While the effects of malnutrition are long lasting, Saul grows stronger and healthier every day. Mere months later, his contagious laughter brightens the halls of Casa Jackson and brings smiles to the faces of all of the staff and volunteers who have shared in his recovery process.
Thanks to both our one time and recurring donations, we have saved Saul’s life and the lives of many other children like him.