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   :   Poe Yadanar Kyaw
Age      :   4 years old

When Poe was born and hospitalized at three days old, the doctor informed her parents that he suspects an issue with her heart due to an abnormal heart rate and breathing. However, no proper diagnosis was provided until last year, the family doctor advised the parents to send her to Yangon, the capital of Myanmar to have a better understanding of Poe’s health condition. It was then found out that Poe has a severe Tetralogy of Fallot which would require a major surgery, which Myanmar doctors are unable to perform due to lack of medical expertise and equipment.

The meager earnings the father brings home was unable to support for Poe’s surgery as well and they could only delay treatment until the KKH-Nu Skin SEACHF was offered to them. Her mother expressed gratitude and was overjoyed for her daughter to be able to receive treatment in Singapore and now, Poe can finally attend preschool with the rest of the children. Although at a tender age of four years, Poe has big dreams to become a school teacher one day.