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:   Tayathorn Taweepanyakul
Age:    2 years old

In February 2012, Tan’s mother hired a stranger in Phuket to look after her 3 month-old baby and never returned. After a check-up at Vachira Phuket Hospital showed that he had valvular heart disease which requires a long-term treatment, Tan was brought to Phuket Children and Families Home. Since no relatives showed up, he was placed at Si Thammarat Home for Boys in Nakhon Si Thammarat. After an appointment at MaharajNakhon Si Thammarat Hospital, he was transferred to Songklanagarind Hospital for a complete examination which revealed that Tan had severe heart disease that required surgery. The doctor contacted PCSF and SEA CHF for financial support and Tan was immediately transferred to Kasemrad Hospital Prachachuen for the operation on August 21. His health problem had made Tan a quiet and unhappy boy.  However, following surgery he has recovered well will soon grow up to live a normal life.

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