Please Help Me Pay For What's Broken

$2,076 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 74 months
We need a new motherboard for our heater and the roof has holes in it and one of the gutters is about to fall off. I am in school full time and have no income, my partner works in research/academia and we are living paycheck-to-paycheck, every month falling a little further behind.

Please help us be able to fix these things.

Also, I still need funds for my teeth. I am now in Cleveland and I have a set of dentures that don't fit anymore and need replacing. It is still a long process ahead. I'm going to the dental school at Case Western Reserve University, and the costs for three implants and dentures are about $12,000- out of pocket. The funds I received in 2014 went to UCSF's dental school and helped me get to a point with several cavities being filled, but the loss of all my top teeth has been devastating to a certain degree and the repairs that Case can do will be life-changing.

The ability to take photographs for people is in my hands and I am willing to do portraits of people for the holidays, or for forward thinking people, maybe romantic boudoir photos for their partners are more in line with what is worth a large donation.
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A long eight and a half minute ramble about everything from getting off opiates, to losing weight, to endocrine issues clearing up a bit, and more. Not scripted but less ums and ahs than usual.
An update of 2 & 1/2 months off opiates
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Too much going on. I've needed to journal for a while so it's a mite long, but I'm just letting the world around me see me as I am, post opiates.

I don't say it in the video, but I don't feel humble about how far I've come...I dropped all opiates and have successfully stayed off, no matter how bad the pain.

Invisible illnesses can destroy a life while people around have no clue what you're suffering through, but I feel emotionally stronger and more stable than I've done in ages.

Still need massive amounts of money to fix my teeth - and that's the only physical thing I want for a gift for the holidays. There's others, but they're only things I can bring about.
A Six Minute 30 Seconds 48 Days Update.
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Seriously, all I want for the holidays is my mouth to be fixed. If dentures could be acquired (they're going to run me over $1000 which I don't have) that would be the best gift ever. Plus as long as I have my mouth being fixed and getting dentures I will ALWAYS remember you and your donation towards this goal.

When I'm at my appointment next week I'll get a full print out of my exact costs and I'll be posting that.

Today also marks day number 37 of being (even after a tooth pull!) completely off any pain killers excluding over the counter things like aspirin and acetaminophen - and those are taken only once a day and only sometimes. I have to boast because it's a huge accomplishment in my eyes.
My tooth extracted: Note root vs tooth.
Me post tooth pull at UCSF Dental 12/5
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In the spirit of "giving Tuesday" - all I want for the holidays are my dentures...which I can't afford and thus need to ask for help.

If you haven't checked out my videos on YouTube or my previous posts about the state of my financial situation coupled with my medical situation, please feel free to check out this link which will take you to a page that has a lot of these things linked.

There are a lot of worthy causes in the world, I completely understand that, but I definitely need help and while it's humbling and embarrassing - that's not necessarily such a bad thing.

In other words, Please.
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$2,076 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 74 months
Created July 9, 2013
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J.R. Brown
70 months ago (Offline Donation)

Because you need the help.

Angela Feres
70 months ago (Offline Donation)

Don't worry about the thank you gifts - this is to go straight to your teeth.

Chip Taylor
73 months ago
J. C.
73 months ago (Offline Donation)

This must all go toward you getting free!

Shaun Butts
74 months ago

Melissa Giane-somethingitalian sent me

Melissa Gianelloni
74 months ago

It's all I can donate right now but I will help you as I can. I want nothing in return. Keep your head up.

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