Thailand

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   :   Jirayu Duangchan
Age      :   8 years old

Jirayu, 8 years old, has had many health scares since birth. Diagnosed with congenital heart disease, his heart valves were located on only one side and this greatly restricted blood flow. He was only given 8 months to live and his parents were depressed and stressed over the high costs of surgeries needed. It was at this distressing time that Nu Skin SEA CHF gave them the much-needed support to save their son. 

Jirayu underwent his first coronary heart bypass at a week old. However, to be able to withstand his second surgery, he needed to gain weight to reach 25kg. Unfortunately, he was unable to attain the standard weight gain and symptoms of the disease started to resurface. A third surgery was immediately performed to subdue the life-threatening effects but his weak physique led to the damage of some blood vessels. The operation was a success but he had slow brain development during his early years. Having been through these painful experiences, Jirayu is finally back on track, developing well and now looks forward to a bright future.

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