Paid 10/22/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeTo everyone who helped me with my dental bill, I sincerely thank you. I have been struggling for months with dental pain and the stress of trying to figure out how to pay for the dental surgery. Your contribution has helped me so much. With this bill being paid, I will now be able to establish a payment plan at my dental office to finance the future dental work I still need and have had to put off. Thank you. Thank you all.

I'm a Veteran & Medical Worker Struggling with a Dental Bill! Please Help.

My Story:

I'm a single, hardworking woman, and I work full-time as a medical laboratory technician. Before that, I served in the US Air Force for 10 years and am proud of my service. While my job is very fulfilling, I do still live paycheck to paycheck, like most Americans do. This sometimes causes me to struggle with unplanned expenses.

This year has been a struggle in and of itself because my rent and other bills have risen, and my wage has not risen to meet those demands. Still, I've managed to keep up with all of my bills and to feed myself until now. Now, I'm struggling to cover a significant dental procedure that I had been putting off due to not having the funds available to pay for what, at the time, was a very minor dental procedure, treating an abscessed tooth. That dental issue went from minor to major over the course of a few months, and I had to have the abscessed tooth removed after it caused my face to swell up. It's also caused problems in other parts of my mouth, and I'm struggling to cover all of the dental bills because my coverage is fairly poor. I'm worried that if I can't catch up by paying this dental bill, then it will be sent to collections and could eventually result in me not being able to see my regular dentist anymore.

I can't afford to pay this bill and keep up with my other necessary expenses like rent and utilities. In addition to not being able to cover my other bills, I won't be able to get treatment for the other issues the abscessed tooth caused me until I'm caught up on this dental bill. So, I'm humbly asking for assistance with the dental bill that I can't afford on my own. With this help, I would be able to stay afloat in terms of my other bills, but almost more importantly, I would be able to go through with the other dental procedure that I need to have done. For that, I would be very grateful to everyone who assists me with this bill. Thank you all in advance, and I promise I will never forget the kindness I'm shown.

As of 2021-10-22, 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 2021-10-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $361.20 to Chesapeake Dental Specialists on behalf of this deserving individual.