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      :   Jermia Nimo
Age         :   1 Year Old

Born to Melvin and Nelly, Jermia was diagnosed upon birth with the congenital heart disease called Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Living on a monthly income of USD100, the Nimos had little to get by much less pay for the immediate surgery needed for their child. It was then that they were advised to bring Jermia to the Philippine General Hospital to seek sponsored surgery.

Through CHILD’s partnership with SEACHF, Jermia was able to undergo the procedure needed for her ailment, open heart surgery under cardio pulmonary bypass, last 11 January 2016.

She tolerated the procedure well and has recovered quickly. Now Jermia can grow up like any normal child, free from a heart disease.

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