Putting Money Where My Mouth Is

I'm Mona and I'm raising funds for extensive oral surgeries and treatments I need to have done to improve critical aspects of my health that have been going on long-term. Pre-surgical treatment begins February 28; first surgery March 7th.

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Healing and health have always fascinated me and I've studied it on my own in several different ways, despite it having nothing to do with my occupation (as a dedicated Explorer Extraordinaire). It is my belief that what arises and plagues us on a physical level stems from someplace much deeper, of the unresolved issues we carry on the deepest levels of our soul.

For years I've been working on every crevice of myself in ways I really have not been able to explain to most of you. On the physical level, I've been dealing with ongoing and progressively worsening issues in my mouth, issues that a barrage of dental practitioners have only given me blank stares over.

The tide finally turned recently when I found an incredible practitioner here in Denver who hails from decades practicing as a dentist here in the United States, followed by an expansive education in Switzerland into the most advanced understandings of the body and the mouth. The Europeans are quite forward. When I saw Dr. John in December, finally all the pieces fell into place; someone actually understood what I was dealing with and knew precisely what was going on in my entire system, and how to help me. I felt like I had persevered despite popular opinion and practices, and had found the needle in the haystack. The search was over for someone who understood and who knew how to help me; I could lay that burden down and let the professional get to work -- but I need a lot of money first.

I am raising money to afford the $50K of surgeries and treatments it's going to take to resolve the issues and rebuild parts of my mouth that have been compromised or destroyed over the last 5 years.

This a huge personal find and turning point for me. My mouth has been an issue for myself and others all my life, from the earliest cries as a baby to the occasional continued cry for help that still is so uncomfortable for me; I should be able to manage on my own, to not have to ask for help, and writing this Go Fund Me is probably the hardest thing I've ever done. WRITE, people tell me; you have such a way with words and expression. But in reality my mouth has gotten me into so much trouble that I only see myself in a negative light for having  these words. Many times, I've been admonished for things I've said. My words have often bitten and have driven people close to me so far away that I would never see them again. I struggle with finding the path to express my heart (I am arduously trying to do so here.).

My mouth has been an issue on a spiritual level all my life, and it is no mystery that the culmination of all my health issues has revealed itself here; I see the pattern. It feels so vulnerable, just saying the words "I need extensive surgery in my mouth." How often do you hear that? We're familiar with all kinds of surgeries, but in the mouth? I'm sure you yourself are kind of going, "Huh?..." And that's okay (in overly simplified layperson terms, it's a massive cleaning up of my entire mouth, including extraction of teeth and surrounding ligaments, removal of dead bone, and eradication of diseased tissue; ozone irrigation, blood-derived growth factor grafting, biological injections, laser disinfection and more). You don't have to fully understand (or we can talk at length to help you to.) I would never voluntarily choose to have extensive surgery and $50,000 of work done in my mouth. Detailed explanations and treatment plans can be provided, but I hope I've provided a basic understanding: I need a lot of work done in my mouth on things that run pretty deep for me on both a physical and emotional/spiritual level, and I'm asking for help. Thank you for considering me.
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Mona Frastaci
Denver, CO

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