Get Teeth For Skip!

Hello, my name is Gloria Faye Brown Bates. I am raising money to pay for dentures (top and bottom) for my husband, Skip Bates. We live in Louisburg, North Carolina.

Skip can't eat very well. It upsets me watching him try to eat. I try to prepare his food so, he can eat. It's not the same as you and I when we eat ... or as he could eat before April, a couple of months ago.

Skip had to have all his remaining teeth pulled in order to get his surgery ... aortic heart valve surgery. If one has any bad teeth it can pose a danger where infection can go to the heart valve, it can be fatal.

I am on Facebook and many people know me and Skip. Most of our friends are there too. You are welcome to come to Facebook to keep up with Skip's dentures, getting cataracts removed, and our life.

Look for me on Facebook, Gloria Faye Brown Bates. We have our one dog, Camie. Both she and Skip are my whole world. I write about our life and the loss of my son, Tommy.

I have no close family, or support system to turn to. The few people in our lives have their own medical and such to take care of. I try not to ask for help because I know everyone struggles to take care of their own lives. We live on a tight budget ourselves so, I understand.

That's why I have come to GoFundMe to ask my friends, and acquaintances, anyone for help. You can donate here on GoFundMe or if it's easier I have a PayPal account.

My link to donate to is ...

I thank you very much even for the smallest donation. Thank you from my Heart. It will make a difference in Skip's whole life. I've seen him almost giving up ... if you've never seen a grown man who was at one time so strong begin to give up ... it's a heart-breaking thing. My every day is caring for Skip, Camie our dog.

Through time I have had to come to GoFundMe to help us in an emergency. You all have helped create miracles in our life. I can't tell you how much it meant to me, how grateful I've been to all of you in the past. Now ... I have come once again when I truly need help, a miracle.

I hope you can help me, share my fundraiser. It will mean so much for Skip to eat again. It will mean so much for me to keep my promise to him when he lost hope once finding out how much the dentures will cost. I told him no matter what I would make a way to get his teeth. Please help me keep my promise.

The price of the dentures plus interest will be almost $2,900. I set my goal at $3200 so, I would be sure to also, have money for gas to go back, forward to his dental/fitting appointments ... at the same time go to Hillsborough, or Holly Springs to have his cataracts removed.

He is 75 years old, and so much has happened to him. We are like Humpty-Dumpty ... I keep trying to put us back together again!

Thank you from my Heart for any donation ... even the smallest will add up. Love, Gloria #TeethforSkip

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Gloria Faye Brown Bates
Louisburg, NC

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