Help Becky get her smile back

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I appreciate each of you! **Edit- I had previously posted pictures of my dental problems but have since deleted them because of the embarrassment. I am more than happy to send pictures of my teeth privately to anyone who would like to see them so feel free to ask**  I just wanted you guys to really understand what 15 years of Systemic lupus, chemotherapy, vitamin deficiencies, blood deficiencies, multiple systemic illnesses and all of the meds over the years to keep my body going have done to my teeth. People sometimes ask, well why did you put it off, or, why didn't you get things worked on when they started to get bad? The answer is this, I could NOT get clearance from my Drs for yearssss because, until recently, my body was not stable. The systemic lupus itself, graves disease, hemolytic anemia and ITP (low platelet count) we're not responding to medications and treatments until the past almost year. So it wasn't until about 4 months ago that my Drs cleared me to have dental work done. I want you all to understand the severity of my situation, this isn't a couple of chipped teeth, its very serious. There's such a stigma about people with dental problems that I always feel judged & think to myself, "if they only took 2 minutes to talk to me" and " if they only knew my story..." Where I was once outgoing, now I hide. I'm that person covering their mouth because I can't take being judged again. Instead of going out with friends I stay in. I should be living the best days of my life ESPECIALLY after everything I've been through, but I don't. I'm also terrified of getting really sick again because having such bad dental issues carries a huge risk for infection & major health problems. I desperately need dental work done. I appreciate those who have taken the time to read a small portion of my story, thank you so much! Please feel free to ask questions! I'm more than happy to share more of my story with you! .. Be kind to people. You truly don't know what they're going through and you never know how much something small can change someones life. Thank you to everyone who's been sharing and who have donated. You guys are Rockstars and I appreciate you so much!! If you are able to donate, anything helps and please share! Thank you again -Becky

Donations

  • Darrin Ortiz 
    • $1,000 
    • 23 mos
  • Judith Day 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Angela Stager 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Cydney Tuten 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer

Becky Sprague 
Organizer
Saint Petersburg, FL
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