Hello everyone, wanted to say thank you to all who supported me in any way shape or form. My life long dream is almost complete. With-out all your help getting me the money needed to start my journey and providing hope when I had just about given up I would not have the smile I have today. My top braces will be coming off in about 12 weeks and my bottom braces a few months after that. I no longer have gaps and just have to work on my deep over bite. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Tamale Fundraiser 10/18/13
Wenatchee and Moses Lake
Chicken or Beef or Pork
$20 a dozen
Please place your order by Thursday at noon.
I am also working on a few more fundraiser's and will be posting them soon.
Working hard towards the Invisalign deposit so please continue to show your support by sharing my site and fundraiser's and or donating to my gofundme site or by offering idea's for fundraisers. Thank you all for all the support.
I had my specialist apt. on Monday and he said he can remove the metal and complete the root canal however due to the fact there isnt much structure left I would have a chance of sometime in my lifetime of the crown coming off and the tooth would need to be extracted. I would need to raise another $1390 on top of what I have already raised for the complete surgery and to save my tooth.
My other option is to have it surgically removed.
I have all but $160 of what would be needed to have the surgery to have it removed and can schedule as early as next Wednesday.
However that means after my Invisalign treatment I would need a implant and they are about $5000.
At this point I am so frustrated with this tooth I do not know what to do. Of course I want to save my tooth however I am not sure if I want to put another $2000 into this tooth that I have a chance of losing eventually.
This has been a frustrating journey and I would love to hear your opinion.
Please help support my dream of a beautiful smile.
I am trying hard to raise $2200 for the deposit to begin my Orthodontic treatments. I am very thankful for all the help I have received to fix the dental health issues I had. Please don't stop now, please continue to donate if you can and share my site to help my cause get as much exposure as possible. I am beginning to feel discouraged as the support has came to a complete halt since I returned from my mexico dental trip. Please help me! I thank you in advance.
1940 Case tractor Model D $1900
Tamale Sale October 7th Wenatchee/Moses Lake
(Chicken) $20 dz
Bake Sale October 7th Wenatchee/Moses Lake
Pumpkin Sandwich cookies
No Bake cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
and possibly desert tamale's.
I am very happy with what we have accomplished towards my goal in just 3 months. Over $3000 dollars raised via, auto sales, tamale sales, egg roll sales, yard sales and by donations made to my go fund me site. My site has been visited almost 1400 times and has been a great way for me to update you on my journey and I am very thankful for my cousin suggesting this site and all the help I have received. I feel very blessed!!!
I am still working towards making my dream a reality and on October 7th I have a apt. in Wenatchee with a specialist regarding tooth #3. Either it will be removed surgically or a root canal and build up and temp. crown then the next stage will be to raise at least $2200 for my Invisalign deposit. For those who don't know, Invisalign is basically braces in the form of a removable mouth guard. That is the last stage needed to begin correcting the appearance of my smile. Whoop whoop, so excited for that portion to begin!!!
I am still working hard at attempting to sale the tractor for a portion of the deposit needed and planning a bake sale in the near future.
Anyone have any fall fundraising suggestions?
I still need a lot of help and would appreciate any support I can get. Please share my site and donate if you can. Every dollar adds up and will help make my life long dream a reality.
In 2 months we together have done so much! $3000 worth of dental work to save my teeth and make them healthy so I can make my dream of a pretty smile a reality instead of Dentures at 39... Thank you so much!
As of now I am down to tooth #3 which will either be surgically extracted or a root canal completed and $2200 deposit for Invisalign then monthly payments of $252 for 20 months.
I am not sure what the outcome or cost for tooth #3 will be until my specialist apt. on Oct. 7th. The cost for that apt. is $175. I will be using part of the money raised from the 8/28/13 tamale sale to cover the apt. and will post as soon as I have the apt.
Once tooth #3 is taken care of, I can schedule my Orthodontic apt. if I have raised enough for the deposit.
Until Oct. 7th I will be focusing on raising at least $2200 for my Invisalign deposit. That gives me only a month from now so I need all the help I can get. Please share my site, donate if you can, keep and eye out for my fundraiser's and if you have any fundraising suggestions please let me know.
For the month of September I am pondering on the following fundraiser's:
Baked Lasagna Sale
Bunt Cake Sale
No Bake Cookie Sale
Wenatchee and Moses Lake area's
If you would be interested please let me know so I can set a date for the sale.
Next spring I possibly will be doing a variety of plant starts sale to pay off the balance of my Orthodontic treatments.
1940 Case Tractor Model D
Has hydraulics and bucket
Everything else works
You must haul
First of all I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for helping me work towards making my dream a reality. Together we have been able to accomplish so much in just 2 months. Consults - Laser - Root - Pin - Scale - Cleaning - Polish - Cavity's filled - Onlay in top left molar and a portion of the deposit needed for Orthodontic treatments to begin. Very blessed! I am now working towards the remainder of the deposit needed. I will have a better idea of how much more I need to raise for that portion once I sale the tractor and see my dentist this week to discuss tooth #3.
Please donate if you can and continue to share my site and keep an eye out for my future fundraisers. September is the month to begin my Othodontic treatment and change my smile. So excited!
As of now everything is completed except tooth #3. The tooth may need to be extracted. I will be seeing my dentist this week to discuss it one last time.
I am now focusing on raising $2200 for my Invisalign deposit.
I plan to sale the tractor tonight for $1500 and will be using that towards my deposit.
My Orthodontist will give me a $100 discount on the deposit f I do it this month. So that leaves me about $600 more to raise by the end of the month and my Invisalign treatment will begin. Very excited! After that I will be making $252 monthly payments for 20 months. My dream will be a reality and I will have a beautiful, healthy smile along with self esteem and confidence!!
I will be posting fundraiser's soon.
Please continue to share my site as I still need a little help making this happen.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me in any way shape or form!
My journey begins today! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. I will be posting a update Monday to let you know how everything went. Please send positive thoughts and prayers that I pick the right dentist and everything goes smooth and safely! Thank you again!
Tomorrow is the day my dental trip begins. I will be back on Sunday with hopefully my root canal completed and last cavity filled and will be working hard to raise another $2200 for my Invisalign deposit. Please continue to share my site and donate if you can. Excited to begin the last stage needed for my dream to become a reality.. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in any way shape or form.
Today is the Last DAY to get your Tamale and Lumpia orders in.
I will be beginning my trip on Wednesday morning and will be checking into my SeaTac area hotel around 7:30 pm Wednesday the 28th and checking out about 5 am the 29th. If you ordered tamale's in the Seattle area please get a hold of me by Tuesday the 27th to arrange pick up or delivery. Thank you.
Only a few days left and hopefully my root canal will finally be done and over with once and for all.. and the last cavity too! Then a week from tomorrow I will be coming home to focus on Invisalign deposit to get the treatment started!
Exciting! Please continue to send positive thoughts and prayers for a safe and successful trip and please pray for guidance in choosing the right endodontist.
After this last tamale and egg roll sale all fundraisers and donations to this site will be going towards my Invisalign deposit.
I am HAPPY to announce that all funds raised on this site from now on will be going towards my Invisalign deposit. Exciting is a understatement.
With out all of your love n support I would not of been able to ever be this close to making my dream happen..
I still have a 1940 Case Tractor Model D
Runs and comes with Hydraulics and Bucket
I hope to sale it for a majority of the deposit needed.
I will continue to do tamale fundraiser's and will be doing a cake sale and fry bread sale as fundraiser's in the future.
Remember to place your tamale and egg role order's in no later than 8/25/13 for delivery to Moses lake/Wenatchee/Seattle area's on 8/28/13
Tamale's $20 dz Egg roles (lumpia) $12 dz
After this sale all sales will be going towards my Invisalign deposit. Very exciting and so blessed!
In 2 weeks exactly I will be getting my root canal on tooth #3 finally after believing it had been completed for many years. I also will be getting my last cavity filled and my mouth guard made. Sacred for many reasons, not raising enough money to be able to afford safe transportation and save lodging and will choose something based on price and end up not safe, going out of the country for the first time besides Canada, going to Tijuana with the warnings issued BUT letting someone work in my mouth is FREAKING ME OUT! I will NOT go for a cheap dentist no matter what. Praying for a all around good experience.
I am very excited for this part of my dental needs to be finally done and EXTREMELY ready to focus on the best part, IMPROVING my smile and bite and self esteem!! Thank you to everyone who has purchased tamale's and or donated and or supported me mentally. We have achieved a lot in just a short time and Together we got this! My dream IS going to be a reality!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Order your Tamale's and Egg Roles (Lumpia) by August 25th for delivery August 28th to the Moses Lake/Wenatchee/Seattle area's.
Wanted to say thanks so much to those who have supported me in any way shape or form. I appreciate it a lot.
I am excited for all this dental work to be done and over with.. as long as everything works out, Sept. 1st all I will have left is to sit back, breath and focus on raising the Invisalign deposit. Won't be no more painful apts. and frustrating conflicting Dr. opinions.
I am beginning to stress a lot because the donations have stopped and only 3 days left to donate via my gofundme site in order to help with expenses and dental work in Mexico.
Any donations made after the 17th will be going towards my invisalign treatment.
I still need to raise hotel and shuttle to San Diego and expenses. As time is ticking fast and I still have a lot to raise I am beginning to get stressed that I might end up short. Please share my site and donate if you can. Don't forget my fundraisers. Tamale and Egg role sale, tractor for sale and check out amy's smile fund online scentsy party.
Please do not forget to order your tamale's and or egg roles. (Pearla's Lumpia recipe) by August 25th
to be delivered to the Moses Lake/Wenatchee and Seattle area on August 28th.
Please keep in mind if wanting to help me with expenses and or dental work in Mexico and you plan on doing so via my gofundmesite please do so no later than August 17th as it takes up to 10 days for me to receive it once I request it. All donations made on my gofundme site after August 17th will be going towards my Invisalign down payment.
Donations prior will be going towards my hotel and shuttle back to San Diego airport and if I can raise enough for crowns or whitening which would be a wonderful unexpected blessing.
Please continue to share my site as I need all the help I can get in just a few days.
I am thinking I should give up on the idea of getting 2 crowns on my back 2 molars and Zoom Whitening while in Mexico. Even Mexico prices seem a little impossible to come up with in just a few weeks. That's Ok! The things holding me back from working towards my beautiful smile I have wanted my entire life will be done.. Root Canal, Cavity and mouth guard. I am still working hard to raise the hotel and shuttle to San Diego airport.
Thank you all for your support, it means a lot and I am very happy that in just over a month we have been able to get so much done. Exams, Laser root pin scale, 2 cavity's and soon my last cavity and root canal and temp. crown and mouth guard will be completed! Next step Invisalign then after that's completed in 18 - 20 months, I will need 3 permanent crowns and whitening unless a miracle happens and I raise $500 for 2 crowns to be completed on this trip and another $175 for Zoom whitening. Like I said, I am not counting on that at this point any longer tho.. I will deal with it when its a must.. Either way I am so excited that Invisalign treatments to begin are only a deposit away... Hoping to sale the tractor for a majority of that.
Please donate and share my site. Don't forget to order your tamale's and egg roles. (lumpia)
Available to Moses Lake, Wenatchee and Seattle area's on Wednesday August 28th 2013
Amy's Smile Fund online Scentsy party sponsored by my sister Amanda Monesmith ends 8/27/13
1940 Case Tractor Model D with hydraulics and bucket for sale. $2000 OBO
I am thank full for all the help and support that has gotten me so close to making this happen. Please continue to share my site and donate if you can.
I'll make as many orders as I can get for tamale's and lumpia so spread the word to your friends and co workers.... Thank you.
I need all tamale orders no later than August 25th.
I have rescheduled things some to make the trip a little easier.
My 1st apt. is with the White smile center at 10:30 am on the 29th.
My 2nd apt. is with the Smile Center at 1:30 just a short walk from eachother and enough time to get lunch.
I am working on my 3rd apt. at 3:30 pm with another apt. recommended by a friend who lives in Tijuana.
After that we will check into our hotel as long as I can raise about $200 for that. Otherwise we will stay a little bit aways at a friends apartment in Tijuana.
I plan on deciding who will be doing my work after meeting the 3 different endodontist.
The next morning (Friday) I will have my root canal done and post and build up and hopefully temp crown.
The following day (Saturday) I will have my cavity filled and mouth guard made.
Sunday we come home and it will be time to focus on the most exciting part, making my dream come true. Raising the $2200 deposit for my Invisalign treatments.. So exciting!!
I am currently taking orders for tamale's from: Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Seattle area's
Delivered August 28th
Chicken or Beef or Pork
Please order your tamale's and if at all donate to cover the cost of a hotel.
My fund balance was at $1260 after the tamale sales, yard sales, go fund me donations and the family donations given during my family reunion.
Today I used $577 today to purchase the airfare for my chaperon and myself. I now have a balance of $683 in my dental fund.
I confirmed everything today with the White Smile Center and verified everything included. They will be my chaperon and I up at the airport and take me to my apt. for free and bring us back across the border and to the airport. Unfortunately their Hotel arrangements are not completely free like I understood. You get a 50% so called discount on selected hotels, cost of $80 a night. Bummer but I will figure something else out when I get there. I am still waiting on a quote for the exact anesthesia I will need for my procedures.
My root canal total process will be $500 with temp. crown and my last cavity will be $80 and my mouth guard will be $65. That is a total of $645.
Leaving a balance of $38 in my dental fund to go towards anesthesia and emergency's.
Still less than my total price quote just for the root canal complete procedure and temp. crown in my area. The cavity and mouth guard quote in my area was almost $600.
The above is the last things required to be done to have invisalign.. So excited...... I have enough to make that happen!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!
I do need 2 crowns on my left side bottom back molars now after my recent discount dentist experience but they can wait until I am done with my invisalign as long as the pain goes away eventually. Crowns at The White Smile Center is $250 each and crowns anywhere in my area range between $800 and $1200 EACH.
If I can raise enough to get even 1 crown on my left back molars I will have it done while I am there.
Anything I raise and do not need for my dental needs in Mexico I will be using towards my Invisalign down payment.
Please continue to donate and share my site.
Anything helps and is appreciated.
Don't forget to order your tamale's.
Tickets are booked...
Please donate or order tamale's to help me with prescriptions and emergency money and if at all possible enough for zoom whitening and possibly crowns to correct the damage done by the dentist last week.
Tamale Sale Wenatchee 8/7/13
Tamale Sale Seattle area 8/28/13
6 weeks into my campaign as of today!
We have raised enough to save my teeth and enough for Mexico prices for the last dental issues that must be handled before I can focus on improving my smile. Root canal on tooth #3 and post and build up and temp crown and enough for 1 crown for my back molar that was destroyed during a dental visit this last week and possibly my last cavity filled and a mouth guard.
And enough for the airfare for a chaperon and myself.
Now I am focusing on the money for anesthesia and or prescriptions or emergency's and if at all possible I'd really like to get the zoom whitening for $199 while I'm there but it is not a must have..
If you have not donated and been thinking about doing so, please help me with prescription and or anesthesia and emergency money.
Anything I raise and do not need for dental expenses in Mexico will be saved and used towards my invisalign deposit which is $2200.
Looks like I am going to make my August 29th morning apt. in Mexico to begin the process to get this part finally completed.
Extremely thankful and blessed and excited beyond excited if you can imagine that. My dream is GOING to BE a REALITY!
Thank you everyone who has made this possible.....
HUGS from the bottom of my heart....
Please continue to share my site and send positive thoughts my way.
I am pondering on a WENATCHEE tamale sale this week. If anyone in Wenatchee wants tamale's let me know.
Spoke with The White Smile Center and confirmed they have gas and general anesthesia or IV if needed so I will not have to take a risk of going through what I just went thru and am still recovering from.
I still plan on booking the tickets by August 9th at the latest as the prices are going up.
I am pondering on a tamale sale next week for Wenatchee.
Pork I am thinking and maybe chicken if I get enough orders.
If you would be interested please let me know. I am working on airfare for a chaperon and myself.
My plan is to go to The White Smile Center in TJ mexico for a:
Root Canal and post and temp crown on tooth #3 $600 maximum
1 cavity max. $60
Mouth guard $85
Flights now are now close to $300 each.
Gas from Moses Lake to Seattle round trip
and gas for me and or prescriptions and emergency money is what I need to raise asap to make this happen. My apt. is scheduled for August 29th.
If I can raise enough I will get 2 porcelain crowns on my back bottom left molars for a max. of $500 for both and possibly Zoom Whitening maximum $199 while I am there.
I currently have a little over $700.
Please help me make this happen... Donate, Share my site, post comments with fundraiser ideas and or consider donating your air miles or a companion ticket to help with airfare expenses.
Anything helps and is much appreciated.
Time is ticking and I NEED all the help I can get.
Thank you for taking the time to read my update.
Please don't forget:
Tamale Sale tomorrow and Saturday.
Beef -- Moses Lake will be ready by 10am
Chicken -- Moses lake will be ready by 5pm
Also check out the on line catalog scentsy party my sister is hosting and donating all the profits to my cause. The party is open until around the end of the month. Just make sure you order from the open party Amy's Smile Fund.
Pass the word around:
1940 Case tractor Model D
Running and working and with bucket and hydraulics.
If you have any other idea's for fund raiser's please let me know. I would like to raise $550 more so I can book the tickets asap before they go up even more.
If you can not or do not wish to donate please consider sharing my site on your facebook. I need all the exposure I can get. Thank you.
I have decided not to give up and to continue as I have, just not going to get discouraged by my bad experience and attempt to raise more money so I can get the BEST in Mexico and will not go unless I can raise enough to bring my sister as my nurse,chaperon,translator and protector. If I have a negative reaction to anything I will need her to take care of me.
I now need 2 crowns also so I will look into getting them while I am down there too if I can raise enough money.
As of now I have a apt. August 29th at The White Smile Center in Mexico but if I do not raise enough to bring my sister with me by 8/9/13 I will call and cancel or reschedule.
I am still researching other endodontist down there and personally have someone there who is going into the offices and speaking to the Dr.s directly to help me make my decision. So far, The White Smile Center is the biggest new office, biggest staff,highest prices and certified in USA and Mexico and has offices in LA and San Diego.
There is one endodontist who graduated from Harvard there I am looking into also.
Went to that dentist apt. for a discount on cavity and regret it highly. My back two left side molars are destroyed. Now I need 2 crowns and possibly root canals and 2 teeth that were simple cavities. I regret not listening to Andy who keeps telling me cheaper ends up more expensive in the long wrong. I just wanted to make this happen and I couldnt afford over $800 for cavities and $1254 - $1820 for a root canal and $2200 for down payment on Invisalign with a balance of $5000 in pymnts over 20 months. Now I am afraid to let anyone touch my mouth and having second thoughts about Mexico and about my dream of a beautiful smile. Im trying not to give up but I am scared! I want to feel prettier not uglier and I have enough pain already. Thank you all for everything, I am going to take a day or two to think about my options again.
I have a dentist apt. at 4 pm today. Thankful because I woke up this morning with not only my bottom teeth left side hurting but my jaw and left side of face. I am hoping to have cavity filled between my back 2 bottom left side molars today. I am hoping to get a discount and hoping I will not have to use much if any of the root canal fundraising money to cover it. My plan remains the same: August 29th -- September 2nd
White Smile Center in TJ Mexico --
Consultation, Root Canal on #3, Cavity filled on top back left molar, Zoom Whitening, Mouth Guard
all for approx. $690
Prescriptions if needed approx. $40
Airfare for me $265
Airfare for a chaperon $265
Gas to Seattle from Moses Lake r/t $70
As of today I have over $700 in the fund and still taking orders for Tamale's. They will be ready this Friday for Moses Lake and Saturday for Ellensburg.
Ticket prices have been going up at a slow pace but as it gets closer Im afraid they will go up even more. I will be deciding by early next week if I am going alone or can afford to get a ticket for my sister as my chaperon for my safety.
$708 in my dental fund after Concert tickets are delivered Saturday plus I have almost 10 dozen tamale's pre ordered for my August 2nd and 3rd Tamale sale. After the tamale sale I should be getting very close to booking my ticket.
Please check out my other fundraisers and help me raise enough so I can purchase a ticket for a chaperon. I am really scared about going to Tiajanna Mexico alone.
If you can spare anything including airmiles or a companion fare it would help me a lot. Seattle to San Diego either the last Thursday of August or first Thursday of September is when I plan to go and would like to purchase both tickets together and before prices go up.
Please share my site and continue to send positive thoughts!
I am also asking for air miles to be donated if possible to help with the cost of the flight from Seattle to San Diego and or a companion fare ticket so I can bring my sister as my chaparon.
Heres how delta air lines works:
TRANSFER MILES. TRANSFER GENEROSITY.
Can your friends or family use some miles? Get them where they need to go by transferring your miles to their account. Be sure to read the list of need-to-knows before transferring.
Transferred Miles are applicable for all SkyMiles awards.
Miles transferred through the Transfer Miles program are non-refundable.
All you need is my name and my delta skymiles account number.
Alaskan and Southwest do the same I believe.
I would like to go Sept. 5th to The White Smile Center in Baja California TJ Mexico as I have enough for my root canal and cavities and zoom whitening and my mouth guard in Mexico and now just need to raise funds for my ticket and if possible a ticket for my sister as my chaperon as I am scared to travel out of the country alone. I am also a little concerned about going alone due to the fact what if I had a grand mal seizure down there by myself. I have not had one for a long while however when I am tired, over heated, scared and stressed I have a tendency to be more at risk of a episode.
Please share this post on your fb, if you do not have airmiles or a companion ticket maybe one of your friends do that they are not going to use.
As of now I am working towards going to Mexico in the middle of September to have a root canal and cavities and zoom whitening done. I can get all the above done for over $600 less than the cheapest root canal estimate I have received in Moses Lake.
I have researched and found a few endodontists and dentist's who have offices in San Diego and TJ Mexico. I feel comfortable with what I have read and eard from people who have actually went to this clinic themselves for dental work and from my phone conversations with the Mexico offices. I will have a back up dentist already lined up incase I am not comfortable with the dentist once I meet him.. I am going to be prepared and going to make sure this happens..and is a positive experience.
I am scared to go alone and would like to take my sister with me as my chaparone however if I can not to afford to get a ticket for her I will have to go alone.
I would feel a lot safer not going alone. If you have any air miles or companion fares you would like to donate it would really be appreciated and help me reach my goal.
After my yard sale fundraiser I have a balance of $658 in my dental fund. I would like to have $1000 total before I book my flight and $1300 total if I am able to so I can bring a chaparone unless someone can help me by donating air miles or a companion fare.
That will cover my airfare from Seattle to San Diego,root canal, cavities,zoom whitening, room,shuttle to and from airport across the border and approx. $100 for food and or prescriptions or emergency's if needed.
I will need to be in Mexico for about 3 days. Root canal will be possibly 2 apts. needed and then another day for cavities on opposite side of mouth on lower and top and whitening.
The airfare at this time is about $286 per person round trip.
The longer I wait to book my flight the more it is going to cost as flights have increased just in the past few days since I started looking so I am going to be working on another fundraiser real soon!!
Please ORDER your Tamale's.
I am making them next Friday and Saturday.
Whatever I raise and do not use towards my dental needs in Mexico I will be using towards my Invisalign deposit.
Once I get back I will be getting invisalign in Wenatchee as soon as I sell the tractor or raise $2200 for the deposit. Whoop Whoop! This is so possible and I am getting very excited as I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and my dream is getting closer to becoming a reality!
Please continue to share my site and donate if you are able. Thank you!
We just made 20% of my total goal..
$1800 raised to date between auto sales, tamale sales and your donations..
$1406 has been used so far to save my teeth and for apts. and exrays.
I have a balance of $400 in funds I plan to use towards my root canal. Not sure if I will have it done in Mexico for $230 or here for somewhere between $1254 or $1820. If I go to Mexico I would also consider having at least 1 cavitie filled and bleaching too. Then I would come back home and raise $2200 for the Invisalign down payment.
As of a few hours ago, Southwest airlines from Seattle to San Diego is almost $300. I would need a rental car and passport and a few dollars for food. I havent decided yet, it all depends on how my fundraising goes.
Please continue to share my site and send positive thoughts.
If you can donate even $5 it all adds up and will help me reach my goal. Thank you for considering.
Seriously doing research in Mexico for my dental needs as I am becoming discouraged with raising enough for the USA dental prices... A root canal is $230 in Mexico and $1254 - $1820 in Moses Lake.
Dental implants if needed are $1500 in Mexico and $5000 to $8000 in Moses Lake. Cavities are $10 in Mexico and $200 to $400 in Moses Lake.
I still need your donations and positive thoughts!
PLEASE HELP ME!
I have a apt. scheduled with a endodontist specialist on August 13th to see if he is willing to do the root canal. Total price quote over the phone is $1254 if he can do the procedure. As of now I am about $860 away from making that happen. Hoping he says yes and I can raise the funds needed or I will be having tooth #3 pulled and will be changing my long term goal of a perfect smile and healthy bite to getting bonding done to at least make my smile less embarrassing.
I am working on a yard sale fundraiser and willing to do another tamale sale if anyone is interested.
I still have a 1940 Case Tractor
with hydraulics and bucket
If you know of anyone hiring in the Moses Lake area for temp. part time evenings or nights please let me know.
Thank you everyone who has donated so far and who has shared my site and helped me in anyway!
It has meant more than you know!
Please donate if you can and if not please share my site! I appreciate all your support!
Thank you everyone who has listened to me through out this whole process, given positive feed back and ideas and who have shared and liked my site and for those who have ordered tamale's and to those who have donated and who have given me hope when I was just about to throw in the towel.
$1770 Raised in 4 weeks is an awesome start! I couldn't of done it without all your support! Please keep sharing my site...
Very blessed to announce 1 month into my campaign today! 601 visits to my site and over 230 likes. Together we have managed to raise the funds needed to save my teeth, and a portion towards my much needed root canal. I still need to raise at least another $1100 for that since it must be done by a endodontist specialist. If I am unable to raise the funds in full for the root canal soon I will loose my top right side molar#3. Please continue to share my site and donate if you are able. I am seriously trying to save the tooth otherwise a bridge or implant will cost more and it will create another obstacle in making my dream a reality. This is the last thing that needs to be taken care of so I can begin to focus on the appearance of my smile. Even $5 or $10 helps and adds up so please consider helping me with my cause.
Tractor Fund Raiser
1940 Case Tractor
Comes with Hydraulics and bucket.
Runs and drives,
Get a classic running and driving tractor and help me reach my dental needs.
Dentist wont do root canal. Must be done by a endodontist specialist or have the tooth pulled. $1420 to $1830 is very discouraging but loosing another molar is even more discouraging. Trying to stay positive and attempting to get another fundraiser started soon.
I have an apt. tomorrow with a local dentist to see if he is willing to do the root canal. It would save me over $400 if he is willing to instead of having to go to a indo specialist. Please wish me luck. I would still need to raise over another $600 to have it done so please donate and or share my site and help me get this root canal done finally. Thank you in advance.
Thank you everyone for your love and support.
All of my laser n root n pin n scale is complete.
August 7th my fillings will be done.
As of the moment I am trying to raise the funds to have my root canal fixed correctly, unfortunately I have been quoted between $1420 and $1830 by the 2 specialist I have been referred to by my dentist.
As of now I have a balance of $338.60 in funds, which I plan to use towards my root canal.
Still a lot to raise to be able to afford either of the above quotes. Discouraging.
If anyone has ever had to have a root canal redone or corrected by a different dentist, please let me know where you went so I can attempt to find someone less expensive or someone who accepts a down payment and or payments to do the final procedure needed before I can start working on the appearance of my smile.
Please don't let my story fade away,
share my site on your fb and help me get the exposure I need to get the help I need.
Were getting close and I need all the continue support I can get to see this through to the end.
I am working on a car wash, cake sale and yard sale fundraisers and will post the details as soon as I figure them out. Also I might be posting a 1940 Case Tractor Model D as another fund raiser if it is not already sold to a family member.
I am so pleased that in such a short period of time we have been able to raise the money to help save my teeth and a portion towards my very much needed root canal that I believed for over 6 years that it had been completed to find out during this process it wasn't and is basically a straw for bacteria to get into the bone. Once we raise the remaining money for that all is left is Invisalign!!
Feeling very blessed and thankful for everyone who has supported me in any way!
Between the Case Tractor and fundraisers Im working on and your donations I would like to attempt to have at least the root canal done and $2200 for the Invisalign down payment by early to mid August.
I will need everyones help to make this happen so please continue your support and keep sending prayers! I thank you in advance and appreciate everything!
First of all I want to thank everyone for all of their help and support!
This process has been an emotional roller coaster ride and I would have given up already if it wasn't for those who have supported me. I was able to feel hope which gave me motivation!
I have thought long and hard and have done lots of research and I have decided to work towards invisalign treatments with Dr. Brazeau.
I need $2200 for a deposit and monthly payments of $252 for 20 months for a total of 7230 for that alone.
Root Canal must be done 1st. $1200-$1800 for that.
In the meantime I am focusing on finishing the root pin laser on right side and filling my cavities.
If I loose hope of financially being able to make it happen by the middle of August, I will probably go for 6 month clear brace for $1450 and bonding for $1500 to at least give me temporarily a nicer smile.
Either way I still have a lot more to raise in a short period of time.
Thank you all in advance for your continue support.
My last consultations went awesome however I am so confused. I am totally still able to get avisalign without having risk of loosing a tooth! I can completely solve all my jaw and over bite issues while giving me the perfect smile I have always dreamed of!!! Why did dr harder tell me best thing would b to pull front teeth and partial dentures or bonding. hmmmm?
I need $7230 total for 18 months of invisalign treatment. $2230 down and $241 a month. Before that can happen I still need about $250 more to finish the laser pin root on my right side and about $1800 for a root canal. Financially overwhelmed and kinda feeling like its gonna be impossible to come up with the money to do it right!! Don't know what to do! Please let me know your thoughts. Simply post a comment to my page or message me.
Below are all my options once my dental health is complete:
A : Dr. Harder
Bonding top 6 teeth and whitening
$1699 paid in advance
Pro's: Cheaper and quicker and will temporarily make me happier with my smile.
Cons: Will still have gaps, will have to redo every 2 - 3 years, will not prevent teeth from fanning out and separating more and will not correct over bite and bone loss will continue because of bite. Leaving a risk I will need top 4 dental implants or dentures in my 40's at some point.
B: Dr. Cacchiotti
6 months of clear brace placed on top teeth
$241 down and $241 a month for 6 months.
Pros: Only needs $241 to start, will bring my teeth somewhat closer to improve my smile some. Then I could get bonding by his partner Dr.Harder for $1699 and have a nicer smile for a few years.
Cons: Only a band aid, will not correct my over bite and his long term care plan would be 4 dental implants in my 40's as bone loss will continue because of my bite alone.
C: Dr. Brazeau
Invisalign 12 - 18 months treatment
Down Payment $2200
$252 a month for 20 months.
Pro's: It will fix all my issues, stop my facial pressure and pain, correct my overbite, stop bone loss, realign my teeth that are turning backwards, help my jaw joint popping and pain issues, my teeth will no longer cut into my lower lip and it will give me back my natural plump top lips as it pushes my teeth back and give me the beautiful smile I have always dreamed of my entire life. It will change my life and give me the self confidence I lack!
Happy to say, half of my laser perio scale root and pin is complete. I have 3 cavities to fill and was quoted over $800 more just for that.. So discouraging...well for a minute. I got busy and found a place I can get all 3 cavities filled for around $225 total.. I am hoping to personally be able to pay for that if I have enough after paying my remaining bills. I would like to save the money raised and donated to finish the process to help save my teeth so we can finally focus on making my lifelong dream a reality. We are so close! I know my July 29th goal seems ridiculous to most, however to me it has a lot of meaning and I do believe it is possible if everyone is willing to help. Please donate if you can and please share my site.
Don't forget to place your tamale order!
Thank you all again and I will be posting an update tomorrow after my last Orthodontist apt.
Reminder: Tamale sale Fundraiser
Chicken or Beef
$10 half dozen
$20 full dozen
Delivered in the Wenatchee area Thursday July 11th.
88 Jeep Wagoner 4x4
Runs n drives
Needs Battery and tabs and cleaned
I am feeling very blessed and thankful for everyone's support.
2 weeks into my campaign and already 400 visits to my site and over 160 likes.. Very exciting!
Between fundraisers and your donations we have reached almost $800 of my goal. Enough to cover laser and root pin on my top teeth and some to put down towards laser and root pin on my bottom teeth.. Thank you all so much for helping me save my teeth. Once I raise the remaining portion needed for my bottom teeth I can focus on improving my smile. Getting so close we can not stop now!
Please continue to share my story on your facebook.
I need all the help I can get to make this all happen this month. Still about $2000 more to raise for the least expensive route so far. I know together and god willing, we can make this happen!!
I am feeling hopeful and very blessed and grateful! Thank you EVERYONE!
Fund Raiser #2 Update:
Last Car Left
88 Jeep Wagoner 4x4
238,000 original miles.
Runs and drives and body's straight.
Interior is not the best!
Is not clean!
Paint shows it's age!
Engines great and so is tranny and 4x4 works.
Been sitting for years except moving it around the property because my dad got a new car years ago and has no use for it.
Needs a battery and tabs and TLC
Comes with 2 sets of tires and rims.
$600 and you bring a battery and a trip permit and air up a tire and drive it home!
You can't get a 4x4 anything running for that price and a extra bonus, you will be helping me reach my dental goals...
Every donation gives me a little more hope!
If there's a will there's a way and I my will is determined to save my top teeth and at least improve my smile and correct my overbite as much as possible to prevent future issues and make my bones healthy again!
I am so grateful for all the support and donations I have received.
Over 200 views and almost 100 likes and $345 in fund raisers and donations in less than a week is awesome.. Tamale sale should bring in around another $300 in donations.. AWESOME!
Please keep your tamale orders and donations coming as I still need all the help I can get to finish the entire process.. Excited to say, I think I will have enough to start the laser treatment for my top teeth by my goal of 7/5.. So happy!
One day I might actually smile and laugh with out thinking twice about it.. or covering it up..
Whoop whoop! Yup I'm starting to get excited!
Please let me know if you are interested in the jeep.
Thank you again for taking the time to read my update and for all your support!
Thank you for taking the time to hear my story and for your support. Feel free to share my story with your fb friends. I need all the help I can get and appreciate it all!
I have my 1st apt. this Wednesday afternoon and will post what he tells me.
I am NOW taking tamale orders and will making them the 1st week of July and can deliver to the Moses Lake and Wenatchee areas. If you would like some please message me on FB and let me know how many and either beef or pork or chicken. Every penny raised will be going towards my goal.
Hi Friends and Family... I'll admit, my cousin put me up to this and while I'm not entirely comfortable asking for donations... most of you know how desperate I am to get the smile I deserve and I simply do not have the financial means to get it without some support. So please, $5, $10, $20... any little bit helps to get to my goal of 9K to work with a local dentist and Orthodontist that will help me achieve the smile of my dreams. One day I'd love to be able to look at myself and be proud of my appearance. I cannot thank you enough for just considering to make a donation. Here is my story...
My name is Amy and I am a single mom of three daughters and a grandma of a 2 year old beauty! I have always had a issue with significant spaces between my top teeth and have dreamed of braces for as long as I can remember.
During my late 20's early 30's my gaps have become even more horrific and extremely embarrassing. My teeth have kept me from working in the public, dating and or even approaching people in a casual manner.
Being a single mom, all my extra money has gone into raising my children and being self employed I do not have dental insurance. Total bummer.
I have always said, "Once my children are grown I will focus on my teeth". My youngest just graduated high school this month and I thought I would have my life long dream come true.
However financially I am no where able to afford a root canal and crown to eliminate my daily pain let alone braces if they are still even an option that is. My long term goal might be four top implants. Scary!
So I entered The Ultimate Smile Makeover contest worth $15,000 in dental work. I made it to top ten, met with the dentist on June 19th to be told he could not help me. I was not a candidate any longer for the contest as I need a Orthodontist not a dentist.
He did give me hope though! He said it was actually a easy fix. BRACES is a must! Not only will braces make my smile pretty, braces will also help save my teeth by correcting the overbite and prevent further bone loss. However time is ticking very fast!
So I got real busy making appointments to find out what my best option is.
3 consultations scheduled with 3 different Orthodontist and 2 down and 1 more to go and so far braces are not the best option at this point. My last apt. is July 10th and I will be deciding whats my plan after that.
Due to my seizure medication and GI related issues I had and the size of my upper mouth being too big and my lower mouth being too deep and narrow I now have 50 percent bone loss above my front 4 teeth. Not only is that the cause for my jack o lantern smile but it is cause of my extreme overbite which is also causing me bone loss and daily facial pressure and pain and is posing a serious risk of me loosing my front top teeth. It's scary. The fear is consuming my brain more than ever!
So far I have a few options to choose from but every option starts with me having treatments started for bone loss.. That's my first goal. Raising the money to get that started.
I have been quoted between $1350 and $2500 for that process alone. It must be done or I will loose my teeth!! Please help me get this started ASAP!
Once that is done I can focus on the physical appearance of my smile.
As of now I have been quoted between $1450 and worse case long term up to $22,000 for a few different options. $1450 can help fix my smile some and help heal and prevent further bone loss with either bonding or top clear braces for 6 months.. $12,000 to $22,000 would once and for all put my smile issues behind me but would be extremely painful and expensive and scary. Four top implants! That just sounds painful! It would change my life for the better tho..
I am remaining hopeful yet fearing dentures or worse, toothless will be my only option soon if I do not get the bone loss treatments and bonding or partial braces to stop the bone loss. Dentures are expensive too and just not something I am ok with at age 39. I have raised my children and now I need to focus on taking care of me while I still have options to fix my dental issues and boost my self esteem. I have a lot of life to live and want to know how it is to be happy with your smile and not embarrassed of it!
If you know me you know how independent I am and how hard it is for me to ask for help and if you know me well you know how I am about exposing my teeth or allowing a picture with my teeth showing, so please understand how hard it was for me to post a picture showing my teeth on the internet forever allowing everyone to see my issues. Please know how important this is to me and how fearful I am of being toothless.. I am not proud by any means for asking for money and help, I feel this is my only hope and last chance to say goodbye to my heaviest and deepest insecurity..
If you would please share my story and site on your fb and or donate anything you can even $5 or $10 helps. I would really appreciate it. I can use all the exposure and help I can get. With out your support I have NO hope! Together we can make this happen and make me healthy,happy,proud, pretty smile and most importantly give me back my self confidence!!
I want to smile and laugh and talk without covering my mouth! I want to be happy with my looks while I still got em! I want to have confidence! I need this!!!!! PLEASE Please help me!!!!
PLEASE HELP A WOMAN'S LIFELONG DREAM COME TRUE!! BEFORE ALL HOPE IS GONE! THANK YOU!
Any little bit helps...it took a lot of courage for me to ask, but I already feel better. Thank you much.
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