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   :   Min San Thit
Age      :   5 years old

When Min was six months old, he fell very ill and was rushed to the family doctor where the family was referred to a child specialist at the hospital in Yangon, a six-hour drive away. He was found to be suffering from a congenital heart disease that has gone undetected at birth due to poor medical technologies in the town where the family lives. The child specialist recommended for Min to receive treatment when he was a year old but coming from a poor family background, the parents could only delay the treatment and his condition worsened over the years.

At barely four years old, his condition has gotten too complex for the medical professionals in Yangon, Myanmar to operate for him. Fortunately, the family was introduced to the KKH-Nu Skin SEACHF for his treatment in Singapore. His mother who travelled to Singapore with him was elated and reassured to see him looking healthy after the surgery. Following after his mother, he dreams to be a school teacher when he grows up.