Paid 10/07/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Dental Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you so much for your generous donations. I cannot tell you how much this means to me and to my family that you are helping us with this financial problem. I can rest easy knowing that this is taken care of and it takes so much stress off of myself and my husband.

My Temp. Dentures are Worn Out. I Can't Eat or Smile, and I'm Ashamed of How I Look. Please Help!

My Story:

I have been married for 20 wonderful years to my husband, who's ex-military. We have been blessed with a rambunctious 2 year old daughter who means the world to us. We're hardworking people but we live paycheck to paycheck & we struggle to get by. We don't earn a lot, and by the time we pay our bills, there's not a lot of money left to save for emergencies. Most of the time we can't save anything at all and are lucky just to get by.

I have a kind of embarrassing problem and it's hard for me to ask for help with this, but here goes: for a long time, we couldn't afford to go to the dentist. My teeth rotted, and I had to get dentures. We found a dentist who was willing to work with us. He pulled my bad teeth, got me some temporary dentures, and sent us the bill for all of that. Once we pay THAT bill, we can get my permanent dentures. Its been about six months since I got those temporary dentures. They're meant to last a few weeks and are totally worn out at this point. Now, I can't really eat. I can't smile. I look horrible. I'm ashamed of myself. And there's noting I can do about it until we find a way to pay this dental bill.

We've been trying to pay this past due bill, but it seems like something always, always comes up, so I still don't have my teeth. Our dentist is a really good person & is going to let us make really low payments on my dentures until they're paid off, but I have to pay this bill first. Without paying it I can't even go to a follow-up appointment.

We really need help to pay off this dental bill so that I can get my teeth back. With those dentures, I'll be able to eat better and my hygiene will get better but most importantly, I won't embarrass my husband & daughter when we go out anymore. Every time I see myself, I want to cry, and not having teeth is making me feel worthless. Please, please help me. Your assistance would be so appreciated, and I am so grateful to you for taking time to read my story.

As of 2019-10-07, 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 2019-11-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $522.00 to Aspen Dental on behalf of this deserving individual.