Help rebuild what my Lupus destroyed!

This is the hardest, most embarrassing post I've ever had to write, but I'm in desperate need of prayers, so here goes...

Part of having lupus is looking 100% healthy on the outside, but being extremely sick on the inside; lately, however, that has not been the case for me.

All of my teeth have gone bad; this is the result of lupus, sister conditions of lupus and chemotherapy medication I was on for quite a while to help treat my conditions. I have watched myself go from never having a cavity in my entire life, to enduring the extreme pain (both physical and emotional) of my teeth breaking, falling out, and other fun things that I won't mention here. My self-esteem is, and has been, absolutely nothing. I've cried myself to sleep for years over what's happening/happened to me; from having dentist after dentist treat me like the scum of the earth, and as if I were just a nasty, unhygienic individual, to people thinking that I'm on crystal meth and giving me dirty looks after talking with me.

The scars from this ordeal will be long-lasting.

I finally found a dentist who actually has a sister with lupus who met with me, and agreed that there is no saving my natural teeth; I cried with relief! Finally, someone who understands what I'm going through, and knows that any attempt to save my natural teeth would be akin to slapping a band-aid on a broken leg!

It's costing me almost $9,000 to have all of my natural teeth removed and for me to be fitted with a temporary set of teeth for the next 6 months; after 6 months, my mouth will be healed enough for implants. We have $5,000 toward this amount.

The date for my surgery is this Friday, July 12, and not only are we scrambling to get the money together, but I AM TERRIFIED. This is where I would like your help: please, please pray for me and for the surgery to go as smoothly as possible and please pray for God to provide a way, financially.


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  • Ben Blankenship 
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Samantha Blankenship Smith 
Cottontown, TN
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