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: Natasha Salvaloza
Age: 6 mos. old

Natasha was born with pulmonary valve atresia, a rare type of congenital heart disease that required immediate surgery, as the condition does not allow blood to travel to the lungs to be refreshed with oxygen. Natasha’s family had little income to get by much less pay for such an expensive operation, so they brought her to CHILD Foundation to seek help with their finances.

Through SEA CHF’s partnership with CHILD, Natasha was able to undergo corrective heart surgery on July 16, 2012.