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:   Ye Htut Ko Ko
Age:    5 years old

Ko Ko was diagnosed with heart conditions when he was just 1 year old.  Then, he was not able to receive surgery due to his medical complications and family’s financial status. For 4 years, Ko Ko has been under medication and was unable to lead a normal childhood. Ko Ko is a playful child, but his condition deprived him of even walking for more than 10 minutes. Thus, he was unable to play with others and often felt lonely.  With SEA CHF, Ko Ko was able to receive the medical expertise and necessary funding to undergo surgery.  This made a huge difference in Ko Ko’s family and their lives.  After the surgery, the first thing  that Ko Ko did was to walk around the hospital premises.  That was actually the first time in his life that he could walk continuously for more than 10 minutes. Ko Ko’s life has been transformed!