Paid 10/15/2008
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I want to thank all of the people that made this possible for me. Without people like you this world would be a sadder place and alot of people would go without the essentials of basic function in their lives. To the Modest Needs Organization thank you so much for your website and the chance for people who are living paycheck to paycheck and cannot help themselves alot of the time get a chance to live this life as everyone deserves. Again thank you so much in funding my set of dentures ,I will be thankful everytime I have a meal. Thanks is not enough gratitude for how I feel. I am humbled by your generosity.


My Story:

I have had all of my teeth extracted do to severe rotting of them after an accident I had in my teens. The teeth never tightened back up and now I have no teeth what so ever and it is very hard for me to eat anything that isn't very soft.

I am feeling very self conscious and I work out in the public so it embarrasses me that I don't have any teeth and look 20 yrs older than I really am. I would like to be able to smile and talk without hiding my mouth because of embarrassment.

I cannot afford to go out and get them on my own as I am the only wage earner right now as my wife has been going through back surgeries for chronic back pain and she has 4 more scheduled for October.

It takes a lot of our money just to be able to drive her down to her surgeries as they are two and a half hours away and I have to take those days off of work so I am getting short pay weeks for the half of month of September and the whole month of October.

My oldest daughter just moved back in with us as she was stranded in Indiana and we had to send someone up there to get her and bring her home then she had to have a place to live so she stays with us on our couch as we have a small 2 bedroom that we are renting. My son is a senior in high school and goes to a technical institute fro culinary every morning before high school.

My family is very understanding and they want me to get my teeth before they get what they need done as I have gone three years without any teeth and I am now showing signs of sinking in where I no longer have any teeth and my diet has changed drastically due to not being able to chew things. I hate to ask for help but I do not know what else to do as no dentists will take a payment plan, and my credit is poor due to a loss of income two times from plant closures in Michigan, that is why I have moved to Florida with my family for work.

Thank you

As of 2008-10-15, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of the team members of Loews Hotels.

Application Status Update: On 2008-10-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $595.00 to Affordable Dentures - Weeki Wachee, PA. on behalf of this deserving individual.