Help Me Smile Comfortably Again

In one way or another, we all need help at some point in our lives. Truth is, like many people, I have a hard time admitting I need help with anything. With that being said, I'll cut to the chase and tell you why I'm here.

I haven't been able to smile comfortably in a long time. This is in combination of a slight hereditary issue I recently found out about and some neglect during the years right after high school. My dentist at the time worked wonders and kept me cheesin' for the camera pretty good. However, after a certain point I was told I needed a full extraction with dentures. It was more than a little devastating to hear that, considering all the steps we had taken previously. I've known for a solid 2 years that I needed to have this procedure done and up until recently, was silent about it as I felt that I needed to do this on my own. After different financial obstacles and opportunities to raise the money myself during this time, I'm still on "square one" unfortunately.

This is where I turn to you, the community, in asking for help. I'd like to return the favor wherever & whenever possible and in doing so, I'll be helping a family friend remodel his new house in order to move his family in sooner than planned. I have also started a recycling effort to help towards this goal and the environment. I'll adjust what I'm asking for through here as I save more money outside of gofundme.

After insurance, total cost of surgery and my first set of dentures is $3700. I have an appointment on June 22nd to start forming the dentures that will cost $1200. Through my recycling, I've managed to save $400 but still need an additional $800 for that day, in order to have dentures ready right after surgery. Two weeks later on surgery day, which is scheduled for July 8th, the balance of $2500 will be due.

My ultimate goal is to not have a smile that looks forced & fake when I'm trying to be genuine....almost like Kermit the frog. Whatever you can donate is beyond appreciated and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping this guy smile comfortably again.

Donations

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  • Bryan White 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Brendan & toni Shannon 
    • $200 
    • 43 mos
  • Stephanie Duchene 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Scott Evans 
    • $125 
    • 43 mos
  • ilhan eser 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Paul Diaz 
Organizer
Moreno Valley, CA
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