Several of my teeth were knocked out and several more loosened. The cost of the surgery and extractions and dentures is not covered by insurance and is more than I am able to pay by myself. With my teeth in this condition it is impossible for me to get proper nutrition, and I am at higher risk of stroke due to the poor oral health.
I am asking for help to obtain the dental work needed. And the need is more than medical. There is a cosmetic aspect as well, though it is not vanity . I am ashamed to smile, so I just don't smile. I am very self conscious of my appearance. I volunteer my time to causes which benefit the low income and the homeless people in my community. I would like to be able to do more to advocate for homeless people. I believe that having a better appearance will make me a more effective and credible advocate when dealing with the public.
I have done my homework and obtained estimates. Clinics were in the range of $9000 & up for the work I need. I have decided to go to the A.T. Still University, a dental school in the east valley. Their estimate of just under $5000 is possible because the work is all done by students. Online reviews show that their work is highly professional and satisfactory to their clients. I am trying to raise $2800 which is the amount needed for the initial procedures. I will try to save enough to cover the remaining $2000 in the next year to complete the work needed.
I am seeking help because it isn’t possible for me to get this done on my own. Without help, I have no hope of this happening. I have survived brutal domestic violence, poverty, homelessness and more. There have been wonderful people along the way who have been supportive. I am not ready to give up now. Please help me over this hurdle.
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