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   :   Nguyen Van Nghia
Age      :   8 years old

Nghia was born with congenital heart disease called Ventricular Septal Defect and pulmonary artery hypertension, a potentially life-threatening condition. Due to his illness, he had to travel to the city area for regular check-ups and it took a toll on his parents. His father had abandoned the family and the burden of family support fell on his mother. Eventually, she remarried and the family shouldered on. They had to move closer to the capital to ease the strain of travel but hefty medical expenses were  a constant worry. 

Due to lack of funds and his deteriorating health, Nghia dropped out of school and as time progressed, doctors recommended surgery. With the assistance of Nu Skin SEA CHF, 8-year-old Nghia finally received the life-saving operation and now looks forward to attending school..