Help me help my mom

$1,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 12 months
Created July 13, 2018
I always thought that, by my age, I would be in a position to return the favor to my mother, that she gave to me and my 3 siblings.

As a single mother she's supported us by  way of being a nail artist and still is, to this day. 

A woman in her position has a hard time getting appropriate insurance and when a medical situation arises it's nearly impossible for her to pay out of pocket.

Currently my mother needs major oral surgery. Not only can she not afford this but the current condition of her mouth is affecting her ability to perform her job.

It is humbling to ask for money, but some things are just beyond our control and I find myself desperate for help. I can not see my mother suffer this way.

She is a beautiful woman and she needs her beautiful smile back.
 
I'm hoping to raise $5,000 to restore her mouth back to health. I figure that's $10 from 500 people... we can do that! 

At the very least, thank you for reading.
If you donate, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

.. and please share. That is as good as a donation in my book (just try not to let her see as she doesn't know I'm doing this. )

-Frank O
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Hey guys.
Quick update here.
The Fund has slowed and been on $1600 for a little while now. Admittedly the success of a goFundMe is strongly tied to the Social media network of the creator. I have never been into my profiles enough to build a very big network. That being said I am very proud of the progress thus far. That money can and will go a long way.
Behind the scenes I am still working hard on solutions. We are talking to celebrity dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman and have our fingers crossed that his team's interest turns into action. Maybe we could blast his social media and put pressure on him..lol
In the meantime I continue to spread the word via social ad among people I come across daily.

Again thank you all for your support! The love shown to this point is already immensely inspiring.

-Frank
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Happy Monday guys! Just want to update everybody on where we are at and what the plan is going forward.
So we are off to a great start. I'm excited we've made it to $1465 and touched by those who made generous donations and sent loving words for my mother.
I've since talked to my mother further to find out more about details about her condition and what it means for her future. (She still does not know about the Go Fund Me)
I was SHOCKED to learn that what she needs is not simple oral surgery and that her journey really begins after her recovery.
It turns out that my mother is allergic to a lot of things. To put it simply, the materials that they would normally use to fix her mouth they can't because they would slowly kill her. Currently not many options exist that are safe for her but her doctors are working diligently on alternatives. I am confident they will figure it out.
..But she need our help. Not only is this all going to be very expensive, but those same allergies that make the surgery complex are also going to end a 43 year career. After 43 years my mom found out that she is allergic to basically everything she comes into contact with doing nails and her body is finally rejecting it, in more ways than just her mouth. So it looks like at the age 59 she will need to change careers from the one that built her family, to something virtually unknown.
This will be made a lot easier with a good smile.
As the situation escalates so do my efforts. You may or may not know I work for a TV Network. A co-worker of mine has a friend who is the PR to a celebrity dentist...you see where this is going. We've reached out to see there's any interest if my mother's story. This celebrity dentist goes on talk shows like Ellen or Dr Oz etc.. and highlights special cases. SO I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD A SHOT AS ANYONE. This week I'll be sending my mothers x-rays as well as medical information to his PR and hoping.
What can you do to help? SHARE!!
Social followings drive everything in this town so just as, if not more, important than the money donations are our shares. I want to show that we have created a movement. I ask of you to spread the word..even to strangers. You will be surprised how many people care out there.
So that's the current initiative. SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE.
I love you all for coming this far with me. Let's make it a Hollywood ending. Whether or not it ends in Hollywood.
Prayers, fingers crossed and keep sharing.
I'll keep everyone up to date as new information comes in.

XOXOXO
Frank
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This is Amazing! We are 1/5th of the way there in only 3 days! Thanks to everyone who has donated and shared. I've seen generous donations from family members, to people I've never met, to complete strangers. Let's keep up the momentum. Every little bit counts and now it's all about sharing the story. Sending love to everyone who is a part of this.
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Raised by 38 people in 12 months
Created July 13, 2018
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