This is a blatant plea for help from me to you
First of all, here is some background
This is my family "“ the Smith family!
That's the old man Phil, me (Esther), brother Caleb and mother dearest Shona.
We are New Zealand folk, relocated and fully armed with Green Cards to live, work and play in America Land "“ more specifically, Nashville, TN.
My brother and I are musicians and our parents relocated their whole lives to help support our musical dream!
Now, here is the reason we need your help.
Last week, we went to the dentist for the first time since moving here from NZ and the dentist gave us some bad news that Caleb's teeth are disintegrating, they are literally falling apart and he needs crowns on 14 of his teeth in order to stop them disintegrating.
The reason his teeth are disintegrating is because he has a condition called Hypoplasia which means his teeth have little to no enamel, are yellow, weak and no matter how much he takes care of them, they still get cavities. His Hypoplasia was caused by the antibiotics the doctors gave him when he was 2 years old to save his life when he had pneumonia.
We've known for a while that his teeth would eventually need crowns and while we had thought it was further off in the future that he'd need them, in the time since our last dental check up in NZ and now his teeth have steadily declined and the dentist has informed us that surgery on Caleb's teeth is urgent.
This surgery is a costly endeavour and will be around $15,000. We do have insurance however this kind of surgery isn't completely covered and thus the final costs we have listed in the attached are AFTER our insurance gets deducted.
My brother is an awesome, diligent, hard working young man doing everything he can to make this musical dream of ours come true. He's just had some really cool things come together "“ like his appointment as drummer for a national touring artist, however this will be a HUGE financial burden for him.
So, my request to YOU is to ask you to help my brother get his teeth fixed. 1000 people giving $15 would get us there, as would 100 people giving $150. Whether you can give less than this or even more, please consider helping Caleb. It would be an incredible blessing for him.
Thank you so much
Link here for Photos of dental bill and a couple of Caleb: http://imgur.com/a/F6MDN
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