Help me to smile again

Hello everybody! Let me introduce myself. My name is Victor, and 15 years ago, around 2am, I was in a car accident in which the driver died, but God decided that it was not my turn. In that accident I lost one tooth, which was replaced after 7 months. It was a painful and embarrassing ordeal, but I finally got it replaced.

In 2004 I went to study in the Dominican Republic and I visited a dentist there to take care of my wisdom teeth, cavities, and braces, and he decided it was also time to change the prosthesis from the accident in 1999. Unfortunately, that inexperienced dentist performed a botched surgery in which the roots of my front teeth were exposed and it and left me without part of my gum. As a result of this surgery and his malpractice, 2 other front teeth had to be removed. This ultimately left me with a hole in my gum that was exposed around a poorly made prosthesis that I had to wear for years like that because I didn’t have the money get it properly taken care of.

It totally affected my ability to smile and more than that, my self confidence. It finally broke completely and left me in the situation that I am in right now: With 3 missing front teeth and the desperate need to get a proper prosthetic made. I tried to hide it but now I can’t anymore.

- Now I walk around, feeling bad and sad all the time. I don’t want to talk to many people, and I don’t want to be in pictures. I also have problems eating and talking because I am without the prothesis in the frontal area of my mouth where my 3 front teeth should be. It’s truly affected my life in so many ways.

I want to smile again. I would be so grateful if everyone could help me afford to get this situation finally fixed, and a proper new prosthetic made for where my teeth are now missing. Dental bills are astronomical here in the USA and I don’t have the resources to do this on my own. My goal is $2500. If I can’t make it, at least I know I will be close to it. Please help spread the word. I’ve never had to ask for anything from anyone before, but this seems to be the only solution. I just want to be happy again and show everybody the person that I was meant to be. Thanks for your time and your generosity. Sincerely, Your Friend, Victor.


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Victor Baez 
Brooklyn, NY
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