I've started this GoFundMe for my wonderful friend/sister/other mother Joni Johnston because she is in urgent and critical medical need of having quite a few teeth pulled. Joni has rheumatoid arthritis and has been taking medications which severely depress her immune system. Her infectious disease doctor said that quite a few of her teeth are infected and toxic to her health, so they must be pulled as quickly as possible. Because her doctor deemed this medically necessary, her insurance has agreed to cover half the cost, but she must pay the full amount up front and then be reimbursed. Her doctor literally said that these teeth could cause her death given her already fragile health. I want to raise $1785 for Joni's teeth extraction plus $700 for a partial plate denture. Joni needs to be able to chew solid healthy food as she is 32 lbs below her medically needed weight. Joni and her husband are retired, on a fixed income, and incur a lot of out of pocket medical expenses due to Joni's illness. I can't count how many times Joni has stepped forward to help other people, and I really thought that it was time someone stepped up to help her. She's justifiably proud and not all that comfortable being on the receiving end of help for once, but she desperately needs it, quickly.
- Tammy Kistler
- Boston Smart aaa
- Shannon Carr
Fundraising team: Team Joni (3)
Raised $1,195 from 13 donations
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Raised $130 from 2 donations