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   :   Mai Thi Phuong Thuy
Age      :   2 years old

Thuy, aged 2, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, in 2013. However, she started showing symptoms when she was 3 months old - noticeably having frequent fevers, accompanied by coughs and worsened with dyspnea (shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing). It was a worrying situation that forced her mother to stop work and care for her.

It was confirmed that she had a serious heart condition that needed immediate surgery. Her life depended on it but her parents did not have a steady income and work was far and few. In fact, they only lived in a make-shift home and could not afford the VND89M (USD4430) surgery. Thankfully, with the help from Nu Skin SEA CHF, Thuy underwent successful surgery and is now on the road towards full recovery.