Indonesia

Smile Stories

When we think of children we usually envision happy, active kids running around without a care in the world. However for children with congenital heart disease they are often sickly and a bit of activity could tire them out. Some live sedentary lives not because they want to but because they need to. Many of them have uncertain futures and live each day at a time.

When we have the chance to help improve these children’s lives, every single smile we receive is priceless. Here are their stories and how Nu Skin distributors have helped create smiles.

Name      :   Nedin Sahrul
Age         :   7 Years Old

Nedin lives with his family in a hilly, dusty village 80 km from Jakarta. From his house, it takes around 45-60 minutes ride on motorcycle to get to school. In 2010, this 1st grade student of elementary school dropped out of school due to health condition. His defective heart caused Nedin to be too exhausted to go through a long and bumpy ride every day. Before getting medical treatment, he spent most of his time at home and played with his neighbors’ kids.

Nedin was treated in March 2011 with the help from Yayasan Jantung Anak Indonesia (YJAI) and support from SEACHF. An expressive little boy, Nedin shared his enthusiasm to take pictures during his recovery time at the hospital. Three months later, he showed his expertise in tree climbing when Nu Skin staff visited him at his house. He feels much better and fine now that he is able to be physically active after being treated. What’s more important is that Nedin feels he is ready to go back to school.

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