Age: 2 years, 3 months
Birthday: May 23
Date admitted: March 15, 2011
Weight at time of admittance: 13.1 Lbs.
Referred by: National Hospital – Antigua
About Alberto: When Alberto arrived in May, he had a number of infections, including a painful diaper rash that left his bottom cracked and bleeding. He cried constantly, could not stand, and despite being 2 years old, was not yet using any words to express himself. While Alberto still gets tearful at diaper changes from the fear that being changed may hurt like it did in the past, he spends most of his day smiling, giggling, and chatting away to volunteers and fellow patients. He is able to walk whole holding someone’s hand, is beginning to make simple 2-word sentences, and absolutely LOVES hugs. While Alberto is still behind others his age, he has come so far, and is a very bright little boy who will do well as he continues growing healthier and stronger.