Help My Sister Get Emergency Ortho!

$1,740 of $5,880 goal

Raised by 23 people in 9 months
Rebekah Garvin  COEUR D ALENE, ID
Hadassah is my sister. She is 14 years old and has Down Syndrome. She is super smart and fun. I love her very much. But all of a sudden my family has found out that we have to start her 2nd Phase of braces this Monday! It is an emergency situation. And we don't have the money.

I am 16 years old and I'm just trying to help raise the funds needed to get my sister the emergency orthodontic work she needs. I actually just got my GED and am working a part time job. I help where I can, but it's not enough. I need your help.

After a successful GoFundMe campaign my mom did for Hadassah a few years ago Phase One of her orthodontic care has been completed. She spent a year with a spacer and braces that stopped the collapsing of her upper jaw.

It looks on the outside like everything is fine. But not so.

We knew we would have to do a Phase Two of braces, but that was supposed to happen in a year or so. But after x-rays last week my parents found out that Hadassah is in danger of losing one of her permanant front teeth because of the way her canines are coming in and the crowding in her mouth (see the photos and the video). My sister must start orthodontic work now. She is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Monday, August 1, 2016). She will have to have braces on and all the different devises for around 2-3 years! She's really scared and nervous!

I am trying to help my parents and sister by raising $5,880 asap (by tomorrow) for this 2nd Phase of orthodontic work!

Thank-you so much for helping my sister, Hadassah get the work she needs on her teeth so that nothing happens to her permanant teeth. She has a heart of gold and I love her very much!

Note from mom: Maggie was so nervous to shoot this video, but she did it because she loves Hadassah. We do need the money, but I also want Maggie to feel successful, so I pray that her campaign fully funds in less than 48 hours. You must know that even though Maggie, herself needs orthodontic work she cares more about her sister and is trying to help the best she can. :-) I love both my daughters so very much!!! :-)

Please help her by donating to her GoFundMe Campaign.
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Update 11
Posted by Rebekah Garvin
1 month ago
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Just wanted to let everyone know that Hadassah was such a trooper today! She did great! It was a really hard day for both of us. She cried. I cried. Her mouth felt so weird to her and it was hard for her to understand all that was going on. But both the dentist and the orthodontist are very pleased with the way the procedures turned out. So thank you and Yahweh bless you for your prayers and support. Tomorrow it's yogurt, applesauce and pudding! :-) We are glad to be past this day. :-)
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Update 10
Posted by Rebekah Garvin
2 months ago
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Hadassah goes into the dentist tomorrow to have 2 permanent teeth extracted to make room for those canines to come down! A lot of thought and care has gone into the decision by the orthodontist to do this. It has to be done. There is so much crowding in her upper jaw that there is no way around it. He's tried everything to make room. So, tomorrow is the big day. She's being very brave, but she is scared. I'll take her out for ice cream afterwards –– but it will be a big day for both her and I. Neither the specialized ortho care nor these extractions are covered by the insurance she has––we are depending upon Yahweh to provide what we need to cover these costs. So if you want to help I believe the extractions will be around $250-$350 extra :-)
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Update 9
Posted by Rebekah Garvin
2 months ago
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Today Hadassah will meet with the orthodontist. He wants to remove 2 molars in order to make room for her canines to come down. He is an expert in this and has her best interest at heart. She is a trooper, but this will be hard on her. We are now in need of help with extraction costs as well as our continuing monthly bill to the orthodontist. We have been covered with your donations up until now, but now we are facing March's payment Thank-you for your help and love!
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Update 8
Posted by Rebekah Garvin
4 months ago
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At the prompting of GoFundMe I'm sending out an update on Maggie's campaign for Hadassah's braces, in case anyone is able to give to it before the end of the year.

We want to thank everyone who donated to the campaign Maggie did last fall. We used all of that money she raised to pay Hadassah's orthodontist payments through December. But in just a few days, starting January 1st we will be in need once again. We are struggling to put food on the table (literally) and that payment will be a huge strain on us. We are so thankful for any help friends and family can give us through this time... :-)

I don't mean to make light of anyone else's need by posting our own. But if you can help us raise at least 6 months of payments ($189/month) or all of the rest of the cost ––that would be such a blessing to our family.

Hadassah is doing great and is a good sport for the whole thing, but the orthodontist is not sure if she'll be able to keep 2 of her teeth as there is so much crowding. Her top teeth are fanned out now in order to make room for the canines to come down. In January they will do another full x-ray to see where things are. I'll post that picture when I get it. I pray she can keep them all.... :-)

Thank you for helping our family provide Hadassah the work she needs for her teeth. :-)
Hadassah rockclimbing :-)
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$1,740 of $5,880 goal

Raised by 23 people in 9 months
Created July 31, 2016
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Susan Wilkinson
2 months ago
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Anonymous
2 months ago
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Jeb Thomspson
4 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Thank-you so much, Jeb for helping us with Hadassah's orthodontic work! It means so much to us! Yahovah bless you as you have blessed us! :-)

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Seth Rasmussen
4 months ago
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