To whom it may concern,
I am reaching out to ask for donations so that I will be able to undergo emergency complete mouth extraction and full mouth implants. About three years ago, I was in an accident where my ex-partner dragged me through a parking lot with her SUV. As a result, most of my top and bottom front teeth busted out. I had work done on my teeth soon after. Soon after that, I became very depressed. I was drinking all the time and not taking care of my hygiene. I started getting cavities. Some days I could barely remember my name let alone brush my teeth. As my drinking progressed, so did my dental issues. I started getting abscesses constantly, and then my teeth just started to break off. I quit drinking, hoping it would stop the damage, only to be disappointed. The damage had gotten so bad that I lost all my self-esteem. Just the thought of going to the dentist caused panic attacks. The shame is overwhelming. Having to sit in front of a dentist and dental assistant(s) mortified me. I have entirely stopped leaving my home. I do not ever go out, and I do not ever see anyone. The only person I have seen in the past two years is my mother. She is the reason that I am doing this. She is a retired army veteran. She served 26 years and retired as a Sargent Major. She now is living on a fixed income. She has medical issues also and a sister that she financially helps who has a heart condition. Not to mention supporting an adult child (me). My mother was not born in the United States. She is a naturalized citizen. She spent 26 years of her life and almost my entire life serving in the military. She came to a different country to help. She also adopted me. She took care of me because my birth mother couldn’t. My mother is the very definition of selfless. I know that she will do everything in her power to pay for my dental work. But I fear that it will financially cripple her. She has worked so hard and sacrificed too much for what she has. I do not want to be the cause of her losing any of it. I am now at the point where the damage is so bad that it could be life-threatening if I don’t receive treatment soon. The foods I can eat are limited. The infections are still constant. And there are spans of days where the pain is so bad, and my face is so swollen that I can’t even move. I am starting to get sick. I have blackouts, and I’m starting to have issues with my ears. I also have a cleft lip which came with a list of dental and speech problems out of the gate. As a child, I had teeth that were fused. They told me that nothing would grow back once they fell out, but they did grow back 180 degrees turned. I’ve had braces twice. I wore a retainer for s few years. Then I knocked out my top two front teeth while moving a bed slipped and caught the frame with my mouth. Then my accident. It was not an accident because she was drunk trying to drive, and I made the life-changing decision to try and stop her. My mouth deteriorated. My life, regardless of mortality, has ended. Most days, I feel I am already dead. I know that a new smile would be the beginning of getting my life back. My self-confidence, being able to leave my house and seeing people. I would be able to get a job and complete my degree. I was working on my associates for Business Management and Accounting. I had a 4.0 and was on the dean’s list. I feel like both my mental and physical health would improve tremendously. It still mortifies me knowing that this means I will have to leave my house, and I will have to see a dentist, and I’m terrified. But if I don’t, it could kill me. It will destroy my mom. I don’t want my mom to suffer. If it were just me, I’m not sure I could find the will to do anything. But there is nothing I won’t do for her because she has done everything for me. Fixing my teeth is not going to be an instant magical cure. I have no disillusions of that. I will still need treatment for my mental health, and it will still take time for me to reintegrate back into society. Seeking dental treatment will afford me the opportunity and some critical elements needed to move me forward. I am looking at about $20,000-$30,000. While getting enough to cover all costs completely would be amazing, I don’t see it being realistic. If I’m honest, I don’t know what to ask for except for help. Any help at all will honestly be so appreciated. I feel like it’s too much already asking for anything at all. I need help. It is all about my mom. So my pitch is, please, if you can help me to help her to help us. I am providing pictures that are a bit graphic and unpleasant to see. I apologize in advance for any disconcertment. I appreciate you taking the time to hear my story. If you are interested in helping I have provided my pay-pal link below. Again thank you for your time.