Hello everyone and thanks for checking my fundraiser out!My name is Krista :) I’m a 32-year-old freelance writer/stay-at-home mom and I have a favor to ask all of you, but first I want to tell you a bit about my situation.I chipped both of my teeth from falling down (I was on a new medication (prescribed) and I didn’t handle it well), causing me to pass out while standing. I fell forward and smashed my face into the ground. The one tooth stayed chipped, but I paid to have a cap put onto the other one because it was much worse. A few years later my ex-husband punched me in my mouth, causing the cap came off. I kept using it for quite a while, but it fell off a couple of years later in the middle of a conversation on the beach…at night. Needless to say, I couldn’t find it. That was two years ago, and it’s been rotting ever since, which you would think would be a good enough reason to have insurance cover it. I’ve had to struggle with taking them both out and going without teeth in the front or having this. It’s a tough decision that I’m sure most of you would hate to make. I have insurance but implants are not covered by my insurance because it’s considered cosmetic, and not to mention, they’re extremely expensive. I’ve tried to save up for it, but life happens, and unfortunately, it has put my teeth at the bottom of the “to-do list”.
My current smile causes me to be extremely self-conscious and embarrassed to smile or laugh on an everyday basis. I have a difficult time going after jobs that I know would add to my success as a writer because I’m afraid of the interview process, which is one of the main reasons I work from home. I also struggle feeling good about my appearance because my smile reflects poor health and lack of care, even though that’s not how it happened. I would really like my smile to reflect how I feel inside: a happy, friendly woman, who loves herself.
My fiance Brandon and I met a little over two years ago and brought the most beautiful little human into the world. As a family, we enjoy camping, music, and reading books. I love our little family more than I could ever explain, and in many ways, they’ve helped show me who I am, which I am eternally grateful for. On June 22nd we’re getting married on a beautiful family farm. As vain as it may be, I want to have a pretty smile on my wedding day. I want pictures of me laughing with my husband. I want pictures of me smiling. I don’t want to look back on that day and be disgusted by my own teeth. I understand that A LOT of you are in the same boat as I am, so I understand that I may not receive anything at all from this. I’m grateful for the good friends and family that you all are, regardless of whether or not you can help me, but if there’s ANYTHING you can do to help me fix my smile, even if it’s just sharing this, I would greatly appreciate it. Also, the amount I’m asking for is an estimate based on 2 implants. I have a dentist appt on the 14th of January where I will be getting a referral to a qualified dentist for the work.