While it is unclear what is causing the baby’s extreme weight, doctors believe Luis could be suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome. This is a genetic condition that leaves children constantly hungry and prone to massive over eating, often leading to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
However, Lius’ mother said the toddler doesn’t beg for food and eats a normal amount for a child his age.
Lius’ family is currently facing several difficulties raising the child as the doctors have considered giving him hormonal treatment, which include injections that cost $555 per shot, despite his father earning just $200 per month, Daily Mail reported.
The report said the family created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care.