You think you have a handle on things, but then they spiral out of control. It leaves you in a spot where sometimes you just need to ask for help. And so, that is what I'm doing now.
My mom is a recent breast cancer survivor. Fortunately, we caught it early, so she only had to do radiation treatment. Unfortunately, the radiation treatments had a severe side effect on my mom's teeth and gums. This has required her to have her teeth removed and replaced by surgical dentures. My parents have already taken on $20,254 of payments of the $40,658 total. She has already gone through one of three procedures. The next procedure, in September, can't be done until my parents pay the remaining $20,404 cost. However, my parents have already maxed their medical credit card limit - which is acting as their payment plan buffer. To put this in perspective, extractions cost around $400 apiece and each implant to anchor the dentures are $3,000 apiece. This isn't including the rest of the price for denture materials. My parents have always look on the bright side and found a way to get things done before, but this time, it blindsided us.
Health reasons aside, my mom is an amazing singer and actor. Doing this procedure would allow her to continue her craft. My mom has been using this gift for a long time to bring joy and education to people of all ages. Her business, The Imagination Machine, goes to schools to bring children's stories to life by having an actor troupe act them out. I have an amazing role model and I couldn't be more blessed to have her in my life.
Anything helps! Donating even a dollar would be greatly appreciated. I know this amount is a lot to ask but any amount we get will help myself cover the remaining expenses. If donations happen to surpass the goal, any extra money will help pay off my parent's medical credit card.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful day.
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