Oct 07, 2011 - 10:55 pm
I had hodgkin disease 22 years ago, and again one year later, then in 2008 I was diagnosed with a malignant tonsil. Radiation again. My teeth were fixed several times through all this, but the radiation has destroyed them this time. They are brittle, breaking, decaying and just falling apart. I have had 5 pulled so far. I still have 22 teeth to pull and get dentures or implants.
My problem is the cost, I am not able to pay for 4k worth of dental work, and I need it done. I am a 3 time survivor, my mother died of Lung cancer this year, my father died of prostate, bladder, bone and lung cancer last year. I have become active in relay for life doing all we can with the local chapter. I was nominated and accepted to this years class of the ACS's Hero's of Hope program. In this program I will be travelling around my area giving speech's and talking to those who are involved in relay for life and the fight against cancer. MY teeth are not good looking and I hate it. Does anyone know of a charitable organization that will help me get this taken care of? I see all sorts of programs for unfortunate kids, in this country and every where else, but nothing for someone like me.
Any information is most welcome, and thank you!