Jaws when you think life’s getting eatier...


^das my face, ain’t it neat??

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read my GoFundMe Request.

As many of you may know, I am not typically the type the person to ask for help (best/worst trait of mine). However, friends, I do truly in the most desperate way need help, and unfortunately, I could use as much as your generosity may allow.

To make a long story short, I need oral surgery in order to secure my oral health for the remainder of most of my adult years, and I absolutely cannot say no. I have had upper dentures since I was 19 (now 26) due to years of excruciating mouth pain and genetics.  I am suffering from severe bone shrinkage in my upper jaw, some partial in my lower, and will need both bone and gum grafting and zygomatic implants so I don’t lose any more support for my teeth and can keep a healthy jaw with the help of my cheekbones. (Would not recommend “Google-ing” what the heck that is for the faint of heart!) If I lose support, I will eventually lose the support to speak, eat, and have difficulties drinking. Unfortunately, there is very little that insurance will cover since they view most of this procedure as being “cosmetic”, because for some ungodly reason, dental health is not considered health care.

Before COVID, I was working nearly 5 jobs at one time to be able to save and support my surgery; instructing yoga at 2 different studios, working as a full time desk lead receptionist, sole housekeep for a private Air BNB company, while occasionally hosting for a friend’s restaurant. If you count art commissions, that brings us to 6. My plan was to make as much as I can up until the surgery and take the remainder out in a loan to avoid high interest, and acceptance from my bank. Yeah, I Will straight up admit, I am selfishly happy that we had to take the time to quarantine to give myself some slack and real time to decompress, but I unfortunately lost most of my extra income jobs because of it along with nearly $15K of my earnings from a hit-and-run on August 11th of this year, totaling my brand new vehicle and having to replace it, with the perp who hit me being as gone as yesterday. As of today, I already put $5K towards my first out of many surgeries starting November 13th.

That’s it. I’m bone dry. Broke.

I have to start back to ground zero, and have less than 2 years to make that money up. There is no monthly payment plan that can be made other than 3 large payments, and the money donated would immediately be put towards the pre surgery preparations up until the final one. I understand that the amount I am asking for is a hefty number, which is including the zygomatic surgery (Starts at $25k...), gum grafting, braces for lower jaw, bone grafting,  implants where bone needs preserving, one month of bills to cover my at home expenses (food, rent, utilities) while I have to stay at home from work, and making up from previous dental work. I do not expect to reach this limit. However if that does happen, I would be truly, truly grateful, and I definitely want to pay it forward anyway I can.

***I am also taking this opportunity up to take up any job as long as you donate to this page. My email is [email redacted] for any inquiries. Don’t be a fried-fricken creep! I have several professional references that guarantee my honesty and grit :)

Yard work.
Shoveling in winter time.
Cook you dinner.
Bake you treats.
Walking your dogs. Loving your dogs.
Pet sitting.
Private Yoga Lessons. Either in person or online.
Personal Uber (Full coverage—you safe boo.)
I love art and would love to do commissions! Check out some of the things I’ve made on my Insta Digital, acrylic, watercolour, polymer clay jewelry, polymer clay anything, macrame. Coasters? Why the heck not.
Be your thrifting assistant.
Tell you you’re beautiful.
Come up with a job, and we’ll collaborate.

Thank you so incredibly much!

Below are some recent proof for authenticity of this campaign, will update as we go along. Censorship is included to provide privacy and safety. 



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Julia Garrison 
Milwaukee, WI

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