Philippines

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: Wilson Ledesma
Age: 10 mos.

Wilson was born with the congenital heart disease called Patent ductus arteriosus, an illness that leads to abnormal blood flow between the aorta and pulmonary artery, two major blood vessels that carry blood from the heart. Due to the very high cost of the operation which they could not afford, Wilson’s family went to Manila and sought the help of CHILD Foundation in the Philippine General Hospital. Through CHILD’s partnership with SEA CHF, Wilson got his much-needed operation on Aug. 3, 2012. He underwent the surgery called cardiac catheterization and recovered well.

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