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Angella "Tabitha" T. - Sponsor Now


Angella "Tabitha" T.

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Site Passion Center Mulunguzi

Age 3

Gender Female

Angella, who goes by Tabitha was born in October 2017.  She was born full-term and without any complications, but she is severely malnourished for her age.  At the age of 2, Tabitha’s mother noticed she had difficulty walking and only walked on her tip-toes. She also noticed that Tabitha was talking very little and was somewhat hard to understand. 

Tabitha’s mother cares for 5 children singlehandedly and thus, finds it difficult to provide for her children. Because Tabitha is severely malnourished, she appeared lethargic and disinterested during the assessment. At this time, it is unclear if her leg weakness and lack of vocal ability are caused by another medical condition or are secondary to her severe malnutrition.

August Update: Tabitha

Published Thu, Sep 09, 21. Written by Holly King.

In the month of August, Tabitha weighed in at 11.85 kgs (26.1 lbs). This weight puts her in the 11th percentile for weight indicating she is underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has gained 300 grams (0.7 of a lb). Tabitha’s Mother reported she was healthy and ate well during the past month and she has noted improvements in Tabitha’s mobility from her physical therapy.


July Update: Tabitha

Published Mon, Aug 16, 21. Written by Beth Emery.

In the month of July, Tabitha weighed in at 11.55 kgs (25.5 lbs). This weight puts her in the 8th percentile for weight indicating she is severely underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has gained 300 grams (0.7 of a lb). Tabitha’s Mother reported she was healthy and ate well in the month of July.


June Update: Tabitha

Published Thu, Jul 08, 21. Written by Beth Emery.

In the month of June, Tabitha weighed in at 11.25 kgs (24.8 lbs). This weight puts her in the 5th percentile for weight indicating she is severely underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has lost 150 grams (0.3 of a lb). Tabitha’s Mother reported she recently had a cold but is feeling much better. Tabitha’s mother has also started taking her to physical therapy to help improve her mobility.


May Update: Tabitha

Published Mon, Jun 07, 21. Written by Beth Emery.

In the month of May, Tabitha weighed in at 11.4 kgs (25.1 lbs). This weight puts her in the 6th percentile for weight indicating she is severely underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has gained 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Tabitha’s Mother reported she been sick most of the month and her viral load has been very high (this indicates her HIV has not been responding well to her medicine and her immune system has been weak).


April Update: Tabitha

Published Thu, May 06, 21. Written by Beth Emery.

In the month of April, Tabitha weighed in at 10.3 kgs (22.7 lbs). This weight puts her in the 1st percentile for weight, indicating she is severely underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has gained 300 grams (0.7 lbs). Tabitha’s Mother reported she has been doing well and has been healthy this past month.


Tabitha, age 3 (March 2021)

Tabitha being held by her mother, and 3 of her siblings. (March 2021)

Tabitha, age 3, during monthly food deliveries. April 2021

Tabitha being weighed. Every month after receiving a food package, the children in our Infant Rescue Program are weighed. April 2021

Tabitha and her mother, along with Passion Staff. April 2021

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