Wounded Warriors Dental

$3,840 of $3,915 goal

Raised by 44 people in 34 months
The new picture is current, sorry if the smile looks a little forced I'm still a bit tender but I wanted to share my new smile with the people who made it happen before anyone else.



Friends, family, strangers, Dr. Horne and his staff I absolutely cannot express the elation of being able to eat, sleep and smile without pain or embarrassment. All of you came together and made a seriously positive impact on my quality of life in so many ways. I could never begin to properly thank you for your kindness, it's absolutely priceless and made me cry like a big ol' baby. I do however promise to pass on your good will towards others whenever I am able to do so, however I can. To everyone who made this possible thank you, thank you so very much.

Chris



I left the below article up just in case any passers by might want to read it.




"These are vets with bad teeth and little money." "” Byron Harris, WFAA-TV

Mystery surrounds Iraq war vets with severe tooth decay
By Rob Goszkowski, Associate Editor

April 3, 2013 -- A Dallas-based investigative reporter has been working to find the source of oral health problems plaguing a number of U.S. soldiers returning from the war in Iraq.

While the soldiers that Byron Harris of WFAA News 8 interviewed for a recent story all went to Iraq with healthy mouths, they returned with teeth that turned gray in color, became weak, and ultimately broke. One soldier described the experience as more painful and debilitating than when his back and multiple limbs were injured by a blast from an improvised explosive device.

To make matters worse, unless a soldier is 100% disabled, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will not cover the cost of dental care, according to Harris. In addition, the VA does not keep statistical information about chronic dental problems among Iraq veterans, he noted. Another challenge: "They're supposed to give you an exit dental checkup from the army -- none of these guys got them," Harris said.

But after his story about the veterans aired on WFAA News 8, Harris has managed to connect some of them with dentists who are providing free treatment. And he continues to work to unravel the cause of their issues.

"These are vets with bad teeth and little money. They are outliers in the VA system, which doesn't pay [for] dental [care]. Clearly, there are victims out there that are crying for help," Harris told DrBicuspid.com. "But the source of their trouble is a mystery."


Byron Harris is an investigative reporter with WFAA-TV in Dallas.
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Update 9
33 months ago
Photo Update



The new picture is current, sorry if the smile looks a little forced I'm still a bit tender but I wanted to share my new smile with the people who made it happen before anyone else.



Friends, family, strangers, Dr. Horne and his staff I absolutely cannot express the elation of being able to eat, sleep and smile without pain or embarrassment. All of you came together and made a seriously positive impact on my quality of life in so many ways. I could never begin to properly thank you for your kindness, it's absolutely priceless and made me cry like a big ol' baby. I do however promise to pass on your good will towards others whenever I am able to do so, however I can. To everyone who made this possible thank you, thank you so very much.

Chris
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Update 8
33 months ago
Thanks so much for your generosity so far! HOLD OFF ON DONATING FOR A BIT. We are working with Rebuilding America's Warriors, and might have a solution. The money so far will cover the dental visits, current dental work, and such -- if the stuff with RAW works out, we hopefully won't need more. Crossing our fingers!
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Update 7
33 months ago
I just got a letter from the nice woman at RAW. When Christopher gets to California, he will need to get back in the dentist chair ASAP. IF the damage is due to the Anthrax vaccine, the decay is "relentless." I hope it's not...for his sake. This blows my mind.
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Update 6
33 months ago
Round one update-$900.60
Round two-$1914.00
Christopher has spent hours and hours in the dentists chair this week.
Front four teeth are drilled and patched. Nerves are no longer exposed! Dead tooth matter is gone. We want to save his teeth, if possible.

He is so happy! He thinks the repair is perfect. The change in his mood is amazing.
Christopher is coming out to CA to spend some time and continue treatment with a dentist here in N. California. We will find one that specializes in working with soldiers teeth. RAW has a list of dentists that will help this young man.We will take them up on their offer!
Your help is amazing. Thank you so much. I never anticipated such an outpouring of love and support. He's shocked at the response and help he's receiving.
He will write back to all of you personally.
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Steven Dengler
33 months ago

Congrats! Great news! (Sorry about the gruesome Halloween avatar.)

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Nathan Hodges
34 months ago

Terri- Look up RAW, Rebuilding America's Warriors. They are based out of CA and they maybe able to find a dentist to help at a lower cost. I am part of the group but I live in TX. I am confident you would be able to find someone in CA to help your brave son. God bless.

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Terri Hall
34 months ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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$3,840 of $3,915 goal

Raised by 44 people in 34 months
Created October 7, 2013
KK
$25
Kristofer Kurtis
33 months ago
AM
$25
Aaron & Stefanie Mills
33 months ago

We're thinking about you, cuz! Stay strong!

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MR
$50
Michael Romero
33 months ago
SG
$100
Shari Garber
33 months ago
KK
$50
Kevin Kemmerly
33 months ago
JT
$100
Jeffrey Thorne
33 months ago
BM
$25
Baback Moussavi
33 months ago

Thank you for your service and sacrifice! I hope you get the care you need.

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CR
$50
Candy Robertson
33 months ago
$200
Anonymous
33 months ago
AG
$100
Alex Garwood
33 months ago

Thank you for your service.

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Steven Dengler
33 months ago

Congrats! Great news! (Sorry about the gruesome Halloween avatar.)

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Nathan Hodges
34 months ago

Terri- Look up RAW, Rebuilding America's Warriors. They are based out of CA and they maybe able to find a dentist to help at a lower cost. I am part of the group but I live in TX. I am confident you would be able to find someone in CA to help your brave son. God bless.

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Terri Hall
34 months ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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