Paid 09/13/2011
Independent Living Grant

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your giving the the ability to afford these dentures. You have changed my life. People don't realize how important teeth are! I am looking forward to being able to eat again. I realize the sacrifice you have made for me in this economy. You have given up something and given it to me. I want to you know I understand this and truly appreciate your kind actions. Thank you.

Man Who Lost Teeth Due to Medication Seeks Dentures to Eat Properly

My Story:

He is a disabled man who lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina who suffered through the rotting of his teeth as a result of medication for another illness. He has a bone disorder that required recent knee and hip replacement, but the doctor was unable to perform the surgery unless he had all of this teeth removed.

He's tried to set up an emergency fund to cover his dental costs, but he lives with his disabled wife in an old trailer that needs continuous repairs that have wiped out his savings.

This South Carolina man tells Modest Needs, 'It's horrible not having teeth, not only because you can't eat, but also because it makes me look so 'stupid.'' It's obvious the toll losing his teeth has taken on his dignity.

But you can help change all that. Under our Independent Living Grant, he is asking for one-time assistance in the purchase of a set of dentures that will allow him to eat properly once again.

If this sounds like a good investment in this man's well being, then please consider making a contribution to Modest Needs and using your points to vote that we fund his request. Once this application has 100% of the points it needs, we'll immediately remit payment for the full cost of the dentures. And afterward, you'll get a thank you note, in her own words, expressing just how far your 'small change' went toward changing her life.

Thank you for considering this application and for your ongoing support of Modest Needs.

As of 2011-09-13, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2011-09-16, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $585.00 to Charleston Denture Center on behalf of this deserving individual.