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   :   Tran Ngoc Truc
Age      :   3 years old

Born with congenital heart disease, 3-year-old Truc's parents could not afford the hefty costs of surgery. The cost was estimated at VND68M (USD3383) and with her family's income at only VND1M  (USD50) a month, they and could hardly afford her medications and check-ups.

Although Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is not immediately life-threatening, if left untreated, it could have detrimental health effects as time progressed. Truc’s surgery was delayed due to lack of funds but with the timely support of Nu Skin SEA CHF, Truc was finally able to receive open heart surgery and can now experience a healthy childhood.