At just 10-months-old, obese baby Juanita Valentina Hernandez weighs the same as an average five-year-old.
In a video only on Barcroft TV, the clip explains the bubbly youngster weighed just six pounds when she was born, but began piling on weight just weeks later.
Today, she weighs a massive 44 pounds.
Her mother, Sandra Franco, from Libano, Colombia, has no idea why her child got so heavy. To make matters worse, she didn't have the finances to bring Juanita in for special treatment.
“Until now I haven’t been able to treat her because I am unemployed and didn’t have the money," she said.
But life changed drastically for the family when Colombian charity Gorditos de Corazon — Chubby Hearts — stepped in and brought Juanita to the capital, Bogota, where a team of specialists began treatment.
Despite being less than one year old, little Juanita faces a bleak future if her rapid weight gain cannot be controlled.
According to the charity it is crucial to intervene before the age of one in order to prevent illnesses associated with obesity becoming a critical health risk.
Sandra added: “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."
Watch the video below:
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