Help with Jessica's urgently needed dental work

Hi, my name is Jessica, known as Gaga to most of my friends, and I am in need of major dental work.

I have had issues with my teeth for as long as I can remember, starting as a child when I had a bike accident and damaged all of my front teeth. I have had numerous root canals, 9 teeth already pulled, and currently have several teeth severely broken and damaged.

I have lived my entire adult life under the poverty line, so I haven't always had dental insurance to take care of issues as they arose, so they became worse over time. I grew up in a single parent household, and survived off of food stamps. I currently work as a PCA to get by and pay my bills, but the astounding price of dental work is more than I can afford.

I was beginning to deal with yet another breaking tooth in 2020 and then covid happened and all dentists closed their doors. My situation has gotten dire over the last year. I've lost 70 pounds, and struggle to find many foods I can eat anymore. I also live with depression and severe anxiety, so social interactions have basically become non-existent to me.

I dream of the day that I'm not ashamed to have a conversation with someone, or smile again. Life has gotten very isolated and lonely. I haven't been able to eat normally for over 5 years now either. And I live in constant pain on a daily basis. It's affecting my ability to do almost everything at this point. My hope is to find some kind of a return to a normal life.

The last few months I've spent time researching my different options, and had several consultations. Recently I was put in contact with an angel of a dentist who has offered to work through my entire mouth, fix what can be saved, and place implants where needed. The cost is $25,000 which is more than I make in 2 years time.

So I'm here asking for your help. Anything you can give will make a huge difference. The constant pain and inability to eat or socialize has become more than I can bear. If you are unable to give, I ask to please share this far and wide.

Thank you for listening to my story,

Jessica aka Gaga ❤️
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Jessica Joramo 
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Minneapolis, MN
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