Lydia Bustillo Dia

Sponsored for $50 a month
Program Partner: New Song Nica

Stats

Birthday - 8/23/2008
Favorite Subject - Art
Home Village - Santa Matilde


Bio

Lydia lives with her parents, grandparents, and two older sisters in a small house made of sheets of plastic and tin. Her dad works seasonally in the sugar cane fields (November through May). When he is working, they are able to meet their basic needs. During the months of unemployment, they struggle to survive. Lydia has a sweet smile and loving personality. She enjoys playing with her older sisters. Lydia is in preschool. She loves school, especially drawing.  Sponsorship will allow Lydia to study consistently and to dream for her future.

November 8, 2013

Lydia is so excited to be sponsored! She received her first uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies as part of her sponsorship. She was so excited to get to try on her new uniform. This time of year is particularly difficult for many families, including Lydia’s. Due to it being off season, her dad has not had work through the sugar cane company for almost six months. Because of this, Lydia’s family has been struggling financially and has been unable to meet basic needs. Her sponsorship was able to provide food for her and her family during this season. Lydia loves preschool. She especially loves coloring and drawing. With the help of her sponsorship, she has been able to receive more of the materials she needs to participate fully in school. Lydia will soon be a big sister! Her mom is pregnant with a baby girl and is due in February.

April 2, 2014

Lydia began her last year of preschool at the beginning of February. She is so excited to be back in school! She loves her classes and learning new things in school. Through sponsorship, she received her new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new year. Lydia's mom gave birth to her fourth baby girl this month. Lydia is SO excited to be a big sister!

July 14, 2014

Lydia has not been able to study much this year because she has continued to face major health issues. She has been in and out of the hospital since mid-March. She continues to have issues retaining fluid. Doctors are continuing tests, but have not been able to identify the cause of her inflammation. They believe that she either has an issue with her kidneys or possibly has leukemia. Lydia misses school and asked to go to class one day between hospital visits. She went to see her friends and tried to participate in classes, but does not have the energy to be in school right now. Her sponsorship has continued to help her family with the cost of her medical care. Please continue to pray for healing for Lydia and wisdom for the doctors to find a exact cause of her symptoms. Depending on how long she is out of school, this may cause Lydia to repeat her final year of preschool next year.

April 21, 2015

This year has been a very challenging year and we have all walked through so much. Lydia was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome this year, which is a kidney disorder. We are thankful to finally have a diagnosis and Lydia was on a medicine regiment. However, a recent test showed that it was not working the way it was supposed to. Lydia was transferred to the hospital in the capital city of Managua for a kidney biopsy. We are praying this shows us what kind of medicine will be the most efficient. Lydia has been through so much this year, but has shown us all how determined she is. We have been amazed at Lydia’s joy and resilience to being in the hospital so often. Lydia’s mom is doing much better at helping to take care of her. It was difficult for her mom to accept that Lydia was sick and even harder for her to learn how to provide the care she needs as she doesn’t read or write. We now have a system to empowering her and we are hoping for quick results of the biopsy to get Lydia back in school. Thank you for your sponsorship of Lydia through his incredibly difficult year. Lydia is a beautiful, spunky, intelligent little girl who knows exactly what she wants. We couldn’t be more proud of her.

August 4, 2015

This has been a difficult year for Lydia. However, we are happy to say that right now her health seems to be stable. Although Lydia continues to take constant medicine to maintain her condition, she has been able to go to preschool some days. We are unsure if she will finish preschool this year due to the amount of time she has spent in the hospital, at different appointments, and the days that her energy level did not allow her to go to school. Lydia continues to have monthly appointments to monitor her Nephrotic Syndrome. We have been happy to see that she has had more energy recently. Due to some medicine that Lydia takes, her hair has started to fall out. These does not take away from her spunk and hilarious spirit.

December 2015

We are so excited to say that Lydia will graduate from preschool this year! This has been a hard journey but we are looking forward to this celebration at the beginning of December. Lydia’s health is stable currently, but she continues to go to the hospital in the capital city of Managua every month for appointments. In June, Lydia finally had a biopsy done of her kidneys. This has been a long awaited procedure and we are still waiting on the results of that test. The biopsy should show the cause of her sickness and therefore, what treatment will be the most effective. Lydia’s hair fell out due to a medicine she was taking, but it has since started to grow back. Lydia is such an outgoing, joyful little girl even though she struggles with so much. We are working with her mom to make sure she gets the medical and academic care that she needs to be successful.

April 2016

Lydia is excited to have graduated from preschool and moved on to elementary school. She began first grade in February. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Lydia is excited to be in first grade! She loves to practice writing her letters. Lydia continues to travel to Managua for medical appointments. Her sponsorship has provided her with the medicine that she needs to keep her health stable. Due to poor health care systems in Nicaragua, Lydia and her family still do not have an accurate cause of her illness. Lydia is so full of life! She loves to play jokes and laughs often. She is coming to tutoring with our sponsorship staff to help her meet first grade standards after having to miss so much school last year due to her illness. Please continue to pray for Lydia’s healing and that the medical professionals will be able to determine the cause of her nephrotic syndrome.

Updates

Lydia lives with her parents, grandparents, and two older sisters in a small house made of sheets of plastic and tin. Her dad works seasonally in the sugar cane fields (November through May). When he is working, they are able to meet their basic needs. During the months of unemployment, they struggle to survive. Lydia has a sweet smile and loving personality. She enjoys playing with her older sisters. Lydia is in preschool. She loves school, especially drawing.  Sponsorship will allow Lydia to study consistently and to dream for her future.

November 8, 2013

Lydia is so excited to be sponsored! She received her first uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies as part of her sponsorship. She was so excited to get to try on her new uniform. This time of year is particularly difficult for many families, including Lydia’s. Due to it being off season, her dad has not had work through the sugar cane company for almost six months. Because of this, Lydia’s family has been struggling financially and has been unable to meet basic needs. Her sponsorship was able to provide food for her and her family during this season. Lydia loves preschool. She especially loves coloring and drawing. With the help of her sponsorship, she has been able to receive more of the materials she needs to participate fully in school. Lydia will soon be a big sister! Her mom is pregnant with a baby girl and is due in February.

April 2, 2014

Lydia began her last year of preschool at the beginning of February. She is so excited to be back in school! She loves her classes and learning new things in school. Through sponsorship, she received her new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new year. Lydia's mom gave birth to her fourth baby girl this month. Lydia is SO excited to be a big sister!

July 14, 2014

Lydia has not been able to study much this year because she has continued to face major health issues. She has been in and out of the hospital since mid-March. She continues to have issues retaining fluid. Doctors are continuing tests, but have not been able to identify the cause of her inflammation. They believe that she either has an issue with her kidneys or possibly has leukemia. Lydia misses school and asked to go to class one day between hospital visits. She went to see her friends and tried to participate in classes, but does not have the energy to be in school right now. Her sponsorship has continued to help her family with the cost of her medical care. Please continue to pray for healing for Lydia and wisdom for the doctors to find a exact cause of her symptoms. Depending on how long she is out of school, this may cause Lydia to repeat her final year of preschool next year.

April 21, 2015

This year has been a very challenging year and we have all walked through so much. Lydia was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome this year, which is a kidney disorder. We are thankful to finally have a diagnosis and Lydia was on a medicine regiment. However, a recent test showed that it was not working the way it was supposed to. Lydia was transferred to the hospital in the capital city of Managua for a kidney biopsy. We are praying this shows us what kind of medicine will be the most efficient. Lydia has been through so much this year, but has shown us all how determined she is. We have been amazed at Lydia’s joy and resilience to being in the hospital so often. Lydia’s mom is doing much better at helping to take care of her. It was difficult for her mom to accept that Lydia was sick and even harder for her to learn how to provide the care she needs as she doesn’t read or write. We now have a system to empowering her and we are hoping for quick results of the biopsy to get Lydia back in school. Thank you for your sponsorship of Lydia through his incredibly difficult year. Lydia is a beautiful, spunky, intelligent little girl who knows exactly what she wants. We couldn’t be more proud of her.

August 4, 2015

This has been a difficult year for Lydia. However, we are happy to say that right now her health seems to be stable. Although Lydia continues to take constant medicine to maintain her condition, she has been able to go to preschool some days. We are unsure if she will finish preschool this year due to the amount of time she has spent in the hospital, at different appointments, and the days that her energy level did not allow her to go to school. Lydia continues to have monthly appointments to monitor her Nephrotic Syndrome. We have been happy to see that she has had more energy recently. Due to some medicine that Lydia takes, her hair has started to fall out. These does not take away from her spunk and hilarious spirit.

December 2015

We are so excited to say that Lydia will graduate from preschool this year! This has been a hard journey but we are looking forward to this celebration at the beginning of December. Lydia’s health is stable currently, but she continues to go to the hospital in the capital city of Managua every month for appointments. In June, Lydia finally had a biopsy done of her kidneys. This has been a long awaited procedure and we are still waiting on the results of that test. The biopsy should show the cause of her sickness and therefore, what treatment will be the most effective. Lydia’s hair fell out due to a medicine she was taking, but it has since started to grow back. Lydia is such an outgoing, joyful little girl even though she struggles with so much. We are working with her mom to make sure she gets the medical and academic care that she needs to be successful.

April 2016

Lydia is excited to have graduated from preschool and moved on to elementary school. She began first grade in February. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Lydia is excited to be in first grade! She loves to practice writing her letters. Lydia continues to travel to Managua for medical appointments. Her sponsorship has provided her with the medicine that she needs to keep her health stable. Due to poor health care systems in Nicaragua, Lydia and her family still do not have an accurate cause of her illness. Lydia is so full of life! She loves to play jokes and laughs often. She is coming to tutoring with our sponsorship staff to help her meet first grade standards after having to miss so much school last year due to her illness. Please continue to pray for Lydia’s healing and that the medical professionals will be able to determine the cause of her nephrotic syndrome.

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