Philippines

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      :   Faith Cañete
Age         :   1 Year Old

Faith was diagnosed with the congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. With her mother Arriane as a housewife, and her dad Ryan as an aircon technician earning an average monthly income of USD$ 210, the Cañete family had no means to pay for their daughter’s expensive, yet badly needed operation.

Ryan and Arriane were told about CHILD Foundation of the Philippine General Hospital, and sought help there. Through CHILD’s partnership with SEACHF, they were able to get the funding needed for their kid, who was operated on last January 8, 2016 with the corrective heart procedure called Closed Heart Surgery (BTS).

Now that Faith has gotten the treatment, she has recovered well and her parents are looking forward to making more meaningful memories with their child, now free from such a life-threatening disease.

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