Teeth for Billy

  All I want for Christmas is my five front teeth. 

Update (12/13): Woah! I am out of the small blocks now!!! I am shocked. If it's not a present, keep on keepin' on and I'll get it sent out to you as soon as I am able to get back in the shop.


UPDATE: I'M SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!!! UNFORTUNATELY, I CAN NOT GUARANTEE ANYMORE LARGE CUTTING BLOCKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. IF YOU GAVE AT THAT LEVEL BEFORE 12/15/2012 THEN YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE BEFORE THE HOLIDAY. I WILL BE ABLE TO SEND MORE OUT 12/28/2012.


      In 2006, I wrecked on my BMX bike and suffered from some facial trauma; I broke my top-front eight teeth. Due to the nature of the accident, I was taken by ambulance to the Emergency Room to receive treatment. I was a recent high school graduate and was without insurance at the time. My family helped with my initial medical expenses, and I was able to work to pay off the remainder of the bills related to the accident.

In 2011, I noticed increased sensitivity and tenderness in my gums. After a visit to the dentist, I learned that my body had rejected five of the eight crowns and that my new teeth were dissolving my maxillary bone. Since then, I have been able to fund for the extraction of these teeth, bone grafting and implants. However, I have hit my limit and cannot afford the final step of getting the bridge and crowns. Even though I currently have medical and dental insurance, neither will cover this procedure. 
This is where I need you. Every day I work with people who have faced unfortunate situations. My career and passion is to help these people achieve the basic needs to not only survive, but to thrive in society as well. The medical expense of one bicycle accident is pushing me closer to needing assistance than being able to assist. I am humbly asking for your help. Any monetary donations will help, but you may also choose to purchase a cutting board or chopping block handmade by me. These will make meaningful gifts for you or a loved one over the holiday season.  With one donation you can help get me closer to being able to enjoy corn on the cob again and help to finally put this accident behind me. 
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  • Joaquin Salazar 
    • $20 
    • 102 mos
  • Bill Kelly 
    • $50 
    • 102 mos
  • Rich Stone 
    • $80 
    • 102 mos
  • Anne Ehrlich 
    • $50 
    • 102 mos
  • amber koger 
    • $80 
    • 103 mos
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Organizer

William Andrew Whipple III 
Organizer
Austin, TX
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