I can give you sob story after sob story and the sad thing about it is they would all be true.
It seems as though every traumatic thing that could happen to a single person has happened to me. I saw our house blow up with my father in it, molested by family memberS, kidnapped and raped, mother a raging abusive alcoholic etc etc.
But my goal isn’t to make you feel sorry for me. if anything I would like for someone to be encouraged that there is still life after any traumatic event. Beginning with one foot after the other.
What I am desperately hoping to accomplish with this letter is to bring back my smile. For so long I didn’t have a reason to smile. Then as I started working through my problems as an adult. I still wouldn’t smile. I had very crooked teeth. I looked as though I had chewed on rocks. A lot of my health issues were neglected as a child, especially my ears and teeth. As soon as I was financially able I paid for my own braces. It hasn’t been very long that my braces have been off, but now cavities need repairing and fillings are falling out. Not having the financial means to fix them right away has caused me to lose six teeth, two of which are in the front and several others are at risk.
I have so many reasons to smile now, beautiful kids and grand babies, but I won’t smile. In fact, call it vain, but I will barely leave the house. I’m too young to have missing teeth and I still have hopes of being married one day. Just not like this. I’m not ugly, lol.
They said keep it brief so I will. I hate the thought of dentures at my age, but I wouldn’t think of asking anyone for $23,000 for implants, just for me to feel better. I will ask if someone would please help with the $6,000 for removal of teeth and removable dentures.
It isn’t just the issue of not leaving the house or smiling anymore, but I also can barely eat. It hurts when I do. I also fear that I’m on the verge of breaking a few others.
I would gladly work for the money or give back to a charity of your choice with community service.
I finally have so much to smile about and I am trapped in my house. Please will you help give me back my smile?