Buy My Grandmother's Teeth

Hi Everyone! I am writing to you unbeknownst to my dearest grandmother Kathryn Minnick (Gigi) who happens to live with me and my family in Las Vegas. My story dates back to a seemingly innocent teeth cleaning last spring, when I suggested maybe it was time for Gigi to see a dentist (it had been a little while since her last visit due to no dental insurance).

Well, at that appointment, the dentist discovered that Gigi needs a brand-new set of teeth, or dentures, and quick! After lots of looking into options (mobile dental units, dental school, her moving back to CA briefly, etc., etc.) and getting a second opinion to ensure the procedure was needed, she has come to the decision to get her new pearly whites locally at a dentist's office where she feels very comfortable undergoing this scary new-teeth journey. Her surgery to remove her teeth is scheduled for October 26, 2017.

This decision has brought much comfort to Gigi. However, it will also leave her in debt -  the unfortunate part. She has one year to pay off the debt no interest, but that would be more than $200 a month on her $900-a-month fixed income. The second year she would pay interest. (The procedure will cost $3,200.)

That's where you come in! Using gofundme, I want to raise enough to pay for half (or more!) of the procedure. I thought we could do this by having people "buy" her new teeth! While the dentist saved about eight teeth, she will need dentures for the rest. So that means $75 would buy one beautiful new tooth for Gigi. Of course, feel free to buy more than one tooth! Or, a portion of a tooth! Every bit helps. I’m hoping to present her with her “new teeth” money on October 25, 2017, and videotape the presentation for all to see.

In addition, I also understand not everyone can contribute money. Another way to lift Gigi's spirits during this time is an old-fashioned card, which we all know she loves. Let her know you are thinking about her and that will lift her spirits tremendously!

Thank you for your time and concern. Wishing you love and healthy teeth (now don't forget to floss!).

  • Lauren Milton 
    • $40 
    • 46 mos
  • Lisa Culp 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Etta Weidling 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Lindsey McConiga  
    • $10 
    • 46 mos
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Jessica Paige Hughes 
Las Vegas, NV
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